News headlines about Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chesapeake Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 44.8674922621375 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on CHK shares. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 target price on shares of Chesapeake Energy in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $4.00 target price on Chesapeake Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Jefferies Group downgraded Chesapeake Energy from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $4.00 to $2.00 in a report on Monday, October 9th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Chesapeake Energy in a report on Monday, December 11th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $3.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Barclays raised their target price on Chesapeake Energy from $2.00 to $3.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.29.

Shares of Chesapeake Energy (NYSE CHK) opened at $3.33 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.17. Chesapeake Energy has a twelve month low of $3.30 and a twelve month high of $6.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,030.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.74 and a beta of 1.83.

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Chesapeake Energy Company Profile

Chesapeake Energy Corporation produces natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) in the United States. It operates in two segments: Exploration and Production, and Marketing, Gathering and Compression. Exploration and production is engaged in finding and producing oil, natural gas and NGL. Marketing, gathering and compression is engaged in marketing, gathering and compression of oil, natural gas and NGL.

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