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Trading Results: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK)


Chesapeake Energy Corporation is in the oil and gas exploration and production industry and is part of the energy sector. The company CEO is Robert D. Lawler. Chesapeake Energy Corp is a natural gas and oil exploration, development, acquisition and production company. It also owns an oil and natural gas marketing business. Its portfolio includes unconventional oil and natural gas assets in U.S. onshore plays.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CHK stock showed a previous change of 0.42% with an open at 2.40 and a close of 2.40. It reached an intraday high of 2.47 and a low of 2.35.

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The stock has a market cap of $3.9b with 1.6b shares outstanding, of which the float is 1.6b shares. Trading volume reached 41,600,896 shares compared to its average volume of 45,822,874 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares returned -11.11% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 11.63%. Over three months, it changed -30.64%. In one year it has changed -15.79% and within that year its 52-week high was 5.60 and its 52-week low was 1.71. CHK stock is 40.35% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 3.85 and a 50 day moving average of 2.59. Currently CHK stock is trading -37.70% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.84 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 2.86. Based on 9 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.17. The TTM EPS is 0.98, which comes to a TTM PE of 2.45.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.19
06-30-2018:  0.15
03-31-2018:  0.34
12-31-2017:  0.30

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 5.00% of insider ownership and 91.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 222,632,506, which is 13.62% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 4.39. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 2.46

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 4.83%, profit margin is 5.07%, price-to-sales is 0.55 and price-to-book is 1.84.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.