Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.05

Headlines about Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chesapeake Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.807343436979 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

CHK has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine lowered Chesapeake Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Mizuho lowered Chesapeake Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $4.28 to $8.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Scotiabank reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $5.00 target price on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $4.00 target price on Chesapeake Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $4.00 target price on Chesapeake Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.29.

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) opened at $2.80 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.17, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 0.53. Chesapeake Energy has a one year low of $2.53 and a one year high of $6.59. The company has a market capitalization of $2,540.00, a P/E ratio of -4.83 and a beta of 1.83.

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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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