Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK) has been downgraded by Stanford Bernstein to market perform from its earlier rating of outperform. According to analysts at Sanford Bernstein, though the company is moving forward in finding a solution for its corporate governance problems however, the low natural gas prices happen to be a much bigger threat for the company and its stock price.
The company is planning to ramp up its oil production as an attempt to tackle the low natural gas prices and company’s second quarter earnings update in July is going to be headwind for the stock, according to many analysts.
Analysts from Bernstein also pointed out potential growth in other oil stocks including, EOG Resources, Noble Energy, Apache Corp.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) surged 2.36% in its last trading session to close at $17.33. Total of 22.83M shares were traded while on average the share price trades with volume figure of 43.74M shares per day. The share price’s market capitalization stood at $11.48B by the end of the trading session while its total outstanding shares accumulate up to 662.34M. By the end of the session the stock’s price to earnings ratio stood at 7.15 times. The share price is trading at dividend yield of 2.02 percent. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) maintains the beta of 1.26 which depicts that the share price is likely to change by 1.26 times against 1 point change in market index. Looking at its price history the share price has traded within the prices ranges of $13.32 to $35.75 in last one year.Previous Post » Major Gainers in Review: Travelers Companies, Home Depot and Bank of America