Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) Receives "Buy" Rating from SunTrust Banks

Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) Receives

The stock volatility for the week was 3.43% while for the month was 4.01%. About 431,724 shares traded. It has underperformed by 58.40% the S&P500. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $5.15. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.02. The stock price volatility for last week at the close of regular trading was 4.01%, pushing the figure for the whole month to now reaching 3.43%. So far this year, the stock had gone up by 17.78%. About 11.88 million shares traded. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) has risen 49.74% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.04% the S&P500.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 3.10 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 22% are positive. ValuEngine raised Chesapeake Energy from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. FBR Capital initiated the stock with "Underperform" rating in Tuesday, September 13 report. Mizuho reaffirmed a "hold" rating and set a $5.00 target price on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Barclays Capital maintained Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA) on Tuesday, January 31 with "Equal Weight" rating. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup given on Friday, July 21. On Thursday, March 30 the stock rating was maintained by Wunderlich with "Buy". RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of TEVA in report on Thursday, October 19 with "Sell" rating. Finally, Sapphire Star Partners LP bought a new stake in Chesapeake Energy during the 3rd quarter valued at $143,000. It also reduced its holding in Paychex Inc (NASDAQ:PAYX) by 20,766 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 485,024 shares, and cut its stake in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 60 investors sold APA shares while 202 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 209 raised stakes. 348.95 million shares or 1.76% more from 342.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Sol Cap Mngmt Com has 95,075 shares for 0.12% of their portfolio. West Oak Limited reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). Roosevelt Invest Gp Inc invested in 0.5% or 115,551 shares.

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) closed its last session at $4.19. This was revealed in their last financial report. Moreover, Bb&T Securities Ltd Llc has 0.02% invested in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA). Sun Life Financial has invested 0% in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). Equities analysts expect that Chesapeake Energy Corporation will post ($0.07) earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Css Limited Liability Corporation Il, Illinois-based fund reported 38,956 shares. Exxonmobil Inv Mgmt Inc Tx reported 165,826 shares.

Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc, which manages about $1.27B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Us Bancorp (NYSE:USB) by 103,768 shares to 420,868 shares, valued at $22.55M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Also, a -85.28% overturn in Cenveo, Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.17, from 0.67 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 36 investors sold TRI shares while 97 reduced holdings. The Texas-based Adams Asset Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.2% in Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA). Amalgamated Bank owns 30,106 shares or 0.04% of their USA portfolio. Toronto Dominion State Bank holds 0% or 306,340 shares. Jarislowsky Fraser accumulated 9.24M shares. Boothbay Fund Ltd Liability Company holds 4,703 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. 84 are held by Delta Asset Mgmt Ltd Tn. Agf Incorporated holds 0.01% or 15,394 shares in its portfolio. Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) has declined 10.21% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. Cornerstone Advsr owns 277,332 shares or 8.7% of their United States portfolio. Farmers & Merchants Invs has invested 0% in Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES). Therefore 27% are positive. The stock has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan on Friday, January 20. The stock has "Hold" rating by Tudor Pickering on Tuesday, April 12. As per Tuesday, January 26, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, December 9 with "Hold". The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 1 by Canaccord Genuity. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc sold 10,000 shares as the company's stock declined 9.89% while stock markets rallied. The company was maintained on Monday, June 26 by BMO Capital Markets.

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