Media coverage about Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.9286568072802 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

CHK has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 target price (down previously from $10.00) on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a report on Friday, August 11th. BMO Capital Markets set a $3.00 target price on Chesapeake Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 12th. BidaskClub cut Chesapeake Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $6.00 target price on Chesapeake Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Chesapeake Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.77.

Shares of Chesapeake Energy (NYSE CHK) traded up $0.02 on Friday, hitting $4.09. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 26,798,268 shares, compared to its average volume of 24,393,096. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,716.53, a PE ratio of 6.82 and a beta of 2.13. Chesapeake Energy has a 12 month low of $3.41 and a 12 month high of $8.20. 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 (NYSE:CHK) last issued 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 analysts’ expectations 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 quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.09 earnings per share. analysts predict that Chesapeake Energy will post 0.75 EPS for the current year.

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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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