Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Analyst Research and Ratings: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), Veeco Instruments Inc. (VECO)


Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 53 investors sold CHK shares while 94 reduced holdings. Penn Davis Mcfarland Inc sold 4,769 shares as the company's stock declined 1.04% while stock markets rallied. 10 reported 41,791 shares. Highlander Cap invested in 1,800 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 11,314 were reported by Joel Isaacson & Communication Ltd Co. Federated Pa accumulated 23,647 shares. About 9.38M shares traded. Moreover, Sei Invests has 0.04% invested in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) for 2.82M shares. Chesapeake Energy Co. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.17. Quantbot Technology Ltd Partnership has invested 0.08% in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). 142,633 were accumulated by Panagora Asset Mngmt Inc. Daiwa Secs Grp Inc, a Japan-based fund reported 147 shares. Chesapeake Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern's scale. Comerica Secs accumulated 5,359 shares. Chesapeake Energy Corporation had 89 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Access it here: 000081391718000023. The company has also vertically integrated its operations and owns substantial marketing, midstream and oilfield services businesses directly and indirectly through its subsidiaries Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc., Chesapeake Midstream Development, L.P. and Chesapeake Oilfield Services, L.L.C. and its affiliate Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its stake in Chesapeake Energy by 4.2% during the second quarter. This shows Harris Associates L P's positive view for Chesapeake Energy Corp. 24 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. In the manager's last 13-F, we saw 9% of Harris Associates L P's portfolio is in the sector. Creative Planning has 0.02% invested in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). 625578737 were owned by these investors. M&T Bank Corp boosted its stake in Chesapeake Energy by 8.2% during the second quarter.

Once the concept of beta is understood, an investor can intuitively determine whether or not a particular stock has a high or low beta. Some are: Old West Investment Management Llc, Akanthos Capital Management Llc, Schneider Capital Management Corp. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Chesapeake Energy in a research report on Monday, December 11th.

The company is expected to report earnings of $0.24 a share for the next quarter. NC Ridgemont Partners Management Llc have 2.60% of its portfolio for 341691 shares. Victory Capital reported 0.08% of its portfolio in WEX Inc. Comerica Commercial Bank owns 303,120 shares. Exploration and production is engaged in finding and producing oil, natural gas and NGL.

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Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 180,646 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,469,712.10. On Friday, October 9 the stock rating was downgraded by Longbow to "Neutral". (NYSE:EXP) on Friday, July 22 to "Hold" rating.

More notable recent Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) news were published by: Fool.com which released: "Why Chesapeake Energy Corporation's Stock Tumbled Another 11.6% in January" on February 05, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: "Chesapeake Energy: Feeling Like A Kid In The Toy Store" published on February 08, 2018, Newsok.com published: "Chesapeake Energy to sell Oklahoma assets for $500 million" on February 07, 2018. They expect $0.23 earnings per share, up 228.57 % or $0.16 from last year's $0.07 per share. The 1 year EPS growth rate is 102.20%.

Previously Chesapeake Energy Corp (NYSE:CHK) reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.01.

It closed at $2.74 lastly. It has outperformed by 105.65% the S&P500. The company has a market cap of $2,540.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.83 and a beta of 1.83. It operates in two divisions, Exploration and Production; and Marketing, Gathering, and Compression. It now has negative earnings. The firm holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas; the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania. Chesapeake Energy Corporation was covered by a number of analysts recently, 1 rated the stock as Buy, 3 rated Outperform, 17 rated Hold, 6 gave an Underperform and 1 rated sell. Therefore 22% are positive. Chesapeake Energy has a 12-month low of $2.53 and a 12-month high of $6.59. It is a positive indicator for investor portfolio value - when the price of a stock Investor owns goes up in value. WEX had 59 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. ValuEngine cut Chesapeake Energy from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. The firm earned "Underperform" rating on Thursday, May 11 by Bank of America. SunTrust maintained the shares of CHK in report on Tuesday, January 2 with "Buy" rating. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) has risen 49.74% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. As per Thursday, November 9, the company rating was maintained by Roth Capital. JP Morgan initiated the shares of CHK in report on Wednesday, December 9 with "Neutral" rating. On Tuesday, June 27 the stock rating was initiated by Mizuho with "Buy". The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Monday, May 29.

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