Knuckling Down on Shares of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) has a beta of 2.08, compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are more extreme than the market as a whole. Prudential Financial Inc. owned about 0.11% of Chesapeake Energy Corporation worth $5,045,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. The company moved in the past week with shift of 7.90%. The Earnings Yield Five Year average for Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK) is 3.87%. The stock saw a rise in short interest of 3.89% as of August 31, 2017 from the last reporting period. The Gross Margin Score of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) is 13. This is calculated by taking the earnings per share and dividing it by the last closing share price.

HZNP's price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 1.92 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 1.93, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 3.57.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 29.12 million shares versus an average volume of 31.89 million shares during last trading session.

Among institutions that increased their positions, 62 were new positions.

The average 1-year price target for Square, Inc. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 0% while institutional stake was 8%. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.14% of the company's stock.

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) had its price objective trimmed by Piper Jaffray Companies from $6.00 to $4.00 in a research report report published on Monday, September 18th. CIBC Asset Management Inc grew its stake in shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. The Market Cap of the company is $3.97 Billion. In current trading day United Technologies Corporation (UTX) stock confirmed the flow of -0.63% with the final price of $114.29.

Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) are trading at $4.32 and moved 2.37% as of a recent trade. The company posted an earnings surprise of 20%. The business had revenue of $2.28 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.07 billion.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of -13.2 percent, while the Return on Equity (ROE) value is 49.3 percent and Return on Investment (ROI) value stands at -56.9 percent. The company's quarterly revenue was up 40.6% compared to the same quarter past year. The expected future growth in earnings per share ("EPS") is an incredibly important identifying an under-valued stock. The consensus recommendation for stock is 2.90.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company.

On Friday, Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) expressed a change of 1.20% and closed its trade at $4.22.

When analyzing a stock's price performance, it's essential to take risk into account.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) received a Buy rating from 0 analysts. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) earnings have declined with a quarterly rate of -7.5% over the last 5 years. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $6.00 price target on Chesapeake Energy Corporation and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. A 5 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 5 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:CHK) or, if they already own its stock, sell it. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $6.42. Moreover, Rhumbline Advisers has 0% invested in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK) for 19,125 shares. It operates in two segments: Exploration and Production, and Marketing, Gathering and Compression. The Company provides natural gas distribution and transmission; natural gas supply, gathering, processing and marketing; electric distribution and generation; propane distribution; propane and crude oil wholesale marketing; steam generation, and other energy-related services. Exploration and production is engaged in finding and producing oil, natural gas and NGL.

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