Analyst Ratings for Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Hold has been given to Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, CHK received an average rating of Hold.

32 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 5 gave CHK a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 20 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 5 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 2.

Several price targets were given for CHK by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 9, implying a possible profit of 85.95 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 1.5, implying potential capital losses of -69.01 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -3.33 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -7.09 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.61 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 8 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CHK hit 8.20 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 4.38. Currently the stock is 10.5 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 40.98 percent. CHK has a price/earnings ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CHK value stock report compares CHK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CHK is $4.4 billion. CHK will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.