News stories about Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chesapeake Energy earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 47.9702164739822 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- WSJ: Tellurian in talks to buy Louisiana fields from Chesapeake Energy (seekingalpha.com)
- [$$] Stocks to watch: Tesla, Inmarsat, GVC, NMC Health, SIG (finance.yahoo.com)
- Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: BA, DIS, CHK, WYNN, AMZN, KSS & more (finance.yahoo.com)
- Why Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s Stock Slumped 18.5% in February (nwitimes.com)
- Chesapeake Energy Stock: Good News or Bad News? (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Chesapeake Energy (CHK) opened at $3.10 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,820.00, a PE ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 1.93. Chesapeake Energy has a 1-year low of $2.53 and a 1-year high of $6.59.
CHK has been the subject of several recent research reports. UBS Group initiated coverage on Chesapeake Energy in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $2.80 price objective for the company. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Chesapeake Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $4.00 price objective on Chesapeake Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.00.
Chesapeake Energy Company Profile
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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