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Stock to Track: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) share price soared 0.73% or +0.05 points to reach at $6.92 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $6.87 – $7.01 during previous trading session. A total of 28,628,820 shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 53.50M shares. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) has a market capitalization of $6.02B and most recently 887.39M outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) is at 47.92.

According to sentiments of 28 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $7.54. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $11.00 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $2.50.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.09 derived from a total of 29 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $-0.03 and can go high up to $0.4. However a year ago during same quarter Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) reported $-0.16 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $0.2 per share according to consensus of 22 analysts.

According to sentiments of 8 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $2.09B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $2.02B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $2.22B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.97 on the shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). Out of rating recommendations 2 have given the stock a Buy while 4 recommend the stock as Outperform. 23 have given the stock a Hold rating, 3 as Underperform and 2 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is -4.23% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 4.71% along with 21.49% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

Important factors to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) shares were trading -15.61% below from the 52-week high mark of $8.20 and +361.33% above from the 52-week bottom of $1.50. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 12/12/16, and 52-week low price on 02/08/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has 0.00% in the past one week and plunged -8.95% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 7.45% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 51.09% while yearly performance of the company advanced 65.95%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at -1.42%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of -42.10%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 248.60% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of -145.70%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 0.31, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 3.22%, 4.24% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 2.18.

The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.30 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 0.30.

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