Analyst Scores Summary: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD)

Analyst Scores Summary: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK), Sears Holdings Corporation (SHLD)”

It is now trading at $3.99 which is marginally lower than $4.00, the 50 day moving average and a great deal lower than the 200 day moving average of $4.84. Chesapeake Energy Corporation has 902 million shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 0.17. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a "buy" rating on shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation in a report on Friday, July 21st.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Chesapeake Energy Corporation, where 2 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 3 analysts have given a Buy signal, 19 said it's a HOLD, 5 reported it as Underperform and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. Scotiabank restated a "hold" rating and issued a $5.00 price target on shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation in a report on Friday, June 30th. Analysts reported that the Price Target for Chesapeake Energy Corporation might touch $8 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $4.75 and $1.5 respectively. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold".

Investors often compare a stock's current price to an analyst price target to get a sense of the potential upside within the next year. Short shares grew 3,183,574 over that period. LGCY crossed above its 50-day moving average in mid-September and is now trading ~10% below its 200-day moving average. Revenue during the quarter was $2.28 billion, representing 41% growth from $1.62 billion in year-ago quarter.

While having a peek at profitability ratios Chesapeake Energy Corp (NYSE:CHK) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 75.6%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at -10% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at -17.4%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 40.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Jefferies Group analyst M. Lear forecasts that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings per share of $0.33 for the quarter.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Chesapeake Energy Corporation and for the current quarter 25 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.12/share. If you are accessing this story on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of USA & worldwide trademark & copyright legislation. The FCF Growth of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) is 0.535337. Interestingly, there has been no news release from the company this week. Several investors look for stocks with a high percent of insider ownership, under this theory when management are shareholders, they will act in its own self interest, and create shareholder value in the long-term. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 547,358 shares in the company, valued at $2,249,641.38. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Chesapeake Energy Corporation by 19.3% in the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 23,413 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock valued at $116,000 after purchasing an additional 7,000 shares in the last quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP acquired a new stake in Chesapeake Energy Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $26,111,000. Chesapeake Energy Corporation has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $6.01. Moreover, Howe Rusling has 0% invested in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK).

This week, Legacy Reserves (LGCY) has risen from its last week's close of $1.49 to $1.63 on October 10-a significant rise of more than 9%.

05/01/2017 - Chesapeake Energy Corporation had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at SunTrust. It has a diverse resource base of onshore the United States unconventional natural gas and liquids assets. It operates in two segments: Exploration and Production, and Marketing, Gathering and Compression.

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