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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CHK. The highest price target was 9, implying potential capital gains of 85.95 percent. The minimum price target given was 1.5, implying potential capital losses of -69.01 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -3.33 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -7.09 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.61 percent in FY estimates.

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. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 8 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CHK has traded between a high of 8.20 and a low of 4.38 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.5 percent, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.