Greatmark Investment Partners Inc decreased its stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK) by 96.4% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. 15,200 shares were sold by Foley Todd A, worth $471,200 on Tuesday, January 30. The institutional investor held 36,010 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $143,000, down from 1.00 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company's market cap is $215.01 Billion, and the average volume is $29.85 Million. About 11.50M shares traded or 6.33% up from the average.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) displayed a change of 1.59% after which it closed the day' session at $12.45. It has underperformed by 54.38% the S&P500.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.59 in Q4 2017. It increased, as 38 investors sold STI shares while 239 reduced holdings. 278.85 million shares or 493.55% more from 46.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Oarsman Capital Inc. now owns 188,100 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock worth $745,000 after purchasing an additional 24,000 shares during the period. Aqr Cap Mgmt Llc holds 5,150 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Advisory Lc has 0.02% invested in EQT Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:EQM). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.86, a current ratio of 0.65 and a quick ratio of 0.65. Fernwood Inv Management Ltd Co stated it has 0.22% of its portfolio in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). 636.15 million shares or 7.55% less from 688.12 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New York-based Integral Derivatives Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). Advisor Prtn has invested 0.01% in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). Fort Washington Advsrs Oh, Ohio-based fund reported 99,500 shares. Morgan Stanley has 0.06% invested in The Kroger Co. Greatmark Investment Ptnrs owns 36,010 shs or 0.05% of their U.S. capital. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 83% are positive. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Underweight" rating in Wednesday, October 11 report. UBS has "Sell" rating and $6 target. Bank of America maintained Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) on Monday, May 15 with "Buy" rating. Leerink Swann initiated the stock with "Market Perform" rating in Friday, February 5 report. The stock has "Neutral" rating by UBS on Friday, February 24. Macquarie Research downgraded the stock to "Underperform" rating in Wednesday, June 21 report.
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When we look at the Analyst Recommendations of the stock, the company has 3.67 rating given by Analysts where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 stands for Strong Sell. Therefore 20% are positive. Since November 14, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Chesapeake Energy has 13 analyst reports. The firm holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas; the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of CHK in report on Wednesday, March 14 with "Hold" rating. The market capitalization of the company is $2.85 Billion. The Weekly Volatility is 4.34% and the Monthly Volatility is 4.58%. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 11 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) earned "Hold" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, August 11. Bank Of America Corp acquired 4.64 million shares as Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK)'s stock declined 23.38%. On Thursday, September 17 the stock rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets to "Underperform".
Chesapeake Energy Corporation's Average Earnings Estimate for the current quarter is $0.15, according to consensus of 25 analysts. According to the Analysts, the Low Estimate Earnings of the current Quarter is $0.09 whereas, High Estimate is $0.3. The low EPS estimate is $0.09, while the high EPS estimate is $0.3. After $0.30 actual earnings per share reported by Chesapeake Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00% negative EPS growth.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q4.
Since January 23, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.29 million activity. The stock grabbed 62 new institutional investments totaling 10,423,311 shares while 61 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 17,236,395 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of Chesapeake Energy by 9.0% in the 3rd quarter. 548.86 million shares or 4.62% less from 575.42 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.