Jefferies Maintains Chesapeake Energy Corporation to Underperform with Price Target $4.00

Brokerage firm Jefferies Maintains its rating on Chesapeake Energy Corporation(NYSE:CHK). In a research note issued to the investors, the brokerage major Raises the price-target to $4.00 per share. The shares have been rated Underperform. The rating by Jefferies was issued on Aug 5, 2016.

In a different note, On Jul 26, 2016, Johnson Rice said it Upgrades its rating on Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The shares have been rated ‘Accumulate’ by the firm. On Jul 21, 2016, Tudor Pickering said it Upgrades its rating on Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The shares have been rated ‘Buy’ by the firm. On Jun 14, 2016, Deutsche Bank said it Maintains its rating on Chesapeake Energy Corporation. In the research note, the firm Lowers the price-target to $7.00 per share. The shares have been rated ‘Hold’ by the firm. On Jun 9, 2016, RBC Capital said it Downgrades its rating on Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The shares have been rated ‘Underperform’ by the firm.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) shares turned negative on Wednesdays trading session with the shares closing down -0.23 points or -3.89% at a volume of 6,56,79,026. The pessimistic mood was evident in the company shares which never went considerably beyond the level of $5.93. The peak price level was also seen at $5.93 while the days lowest was $5.5. Finally the shares closed at $5.68. The 52-week high of the shares is $9.55 while the 52-week low is $1.5. According to the latest information available, the market cap of the company is $4,413 M.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation(CHK) last announced its earnings results on Aug 4, 2016 for Fiscal Year 2016 and Q2.Company reported revenue of $1.62B. Analysts had an estimated revenue of $1.91B. Earnings per share were $-0.14. Analysts had estimated an EPS of $-0.10.

Several Insider Transactions has been reported to the SEC. On Nov 20, 2015, Thomas L Ryan (director) purchased 10,000 shares at $5.47 per share price.Also, On Nov 18, 2015, Robert D. Lawler (CEO) purchased 50,000 shares at $5.88 per share price.On Jun 29, 2015, R Brad Martin (director) purchased 10,000 shares at $11.20 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation is a producer of natural gas oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Exploration and Production and Marketing Gathering and Compression. The exploration and production segment is responsible for finding and producing oil natural gas and NGL. The marketing gathering and compression operating segment is responsible for marketing gathering and compression of oil natural gas and NGL. The Company owns interests in approximately 45100 oil and natural gas wells that produced an average of approximately 729 thousand barrels of oil equivalent (mboe). The Company also own oil and natural gas marketing and natural gas gathering and compression businesses. As of December 31 2014 the Company held an interest in approximately 45100 gross productive wells including 33600 properties in which it held a working interest and 11500 properties in which it held an overriding royalty interest.

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