News articles about Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) have trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chesapeake Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 47.6590680783396 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) opened at $4.09 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.17. The company has a market capitalization of $3,720.00, a P/E ratio of -7.05 and a beta of 2.16. Chesapeake Energy has a 12 month low of $3.41 and a 12 month high of $7.29.
Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $979.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.05 billion. Chesapeake Energy had a negative return on equity of 19.93% and a net margin of 2.77%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 16.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.09 earnings per share. analysts predict that Chesapeake Energy will post 0.76 EPS for the current year.
A number of brokerages have recently commented on CHK. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 price target on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on Chesapeake Energy in a research note on Monday, December 11th. They set an “underperform” rating and a $3.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine raised Chesapeake Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 price target on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.29.
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About Chesapeake Energy
Chesapeake Energy Corporation produces natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) in the United States. It operates in two segments: Exploration and Production, and Marketing, Gathering and Compression. Exploration and production is engaged in finding and producing oil, natural gas and NGL. Marketing, gathering and compression is engaged in marketing, gathering and compression of oil, natural gas and NGL.
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