CHK : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Chesapeake Boosts Bond Offering as Oil Rises (CHK)

    December 7, 2016
    Chesapeake Energy Corp. increased the size of its new bond offering by one-third due to strong demand
  2. Chesapeake Unloads Haynesville Acreage (CHK)

    December 6, 2016
    The Oklahoma energy company reached a $450 million deal for acreage and related assets in northern Louisiana.
  3. Carl Icahn Nearly Exits Allergan Position in Q3 (AGN, HLF)

    November 29, 2016
    Icahn makes a big reversal on the embattled pharmaceuticals company, according to his Q3 13F.
  4. Icahn Dumps Chesapeake Energy (CHK)

    November 16, 2016
    The activist investor has been slowly slashing his stake in the company and this week he exited the stock completely.
  5. Chesapeake Energy Divests Natural Gas Assets (CHK)

    November 14, 2016
    Chesapeake dumps 880,000 acres and 5,600 wells in Appalachia in an effort to refocus its natural gas portfolio.
  6. Chesapeake Beats Estimates in Third Quarter (CHK)

    November 4, 2016
    Despite revenue decline over 3Q15, Chesapeake Energy managed to beat analysts’ predictions and post a profit of $0.09 per ...
  7. Chesapeake Sets Record with Massive Frack (CHK)

    October 21, 2016
    Production jumps 70% after company pumps 25,000 tons of sand into the well, a process drillers dubbed “Propaggedon.”
  8. Chesapeake Energy Rebounds after Investor Day (CHK)

    October 20, 2016
    The stock is up nearly 3% after the investor presentation ended this afternoon; it fell by almost 8% earlier in the day.
  9. Chesapeake Energy to Hold Analyst Day (CHK)

    October 19, 2016
    As a prelude to its third quarter earnings report due Nov. 3, the company hopes to restore investor confidence with an Analyst ...
  10. 135 Oil Companies Teeter on Bankruptcy Edge (XCO, CHK)

    October 13, 2016
    At least 135 oil and gas companies are on the verge of bankruptcy and carry high-risk debt levels, including Exco, Chesapeake ...
  11. Chesapeake Energy by the Numbers (CHK)

    October 11, 2016
    Will the specter of $60 oil do much to change the company’s shaky cash flow outlook for 2016 and beyond?
  12. Chesapeake Energy Hit with Class Action Lawsuit (CHK)

    October 10, 2016
    Suit alleges DOJ subpoenas over potentially improper accounting procedures caused decline in share value.
  13. Selloffs, Subpoenas Shake Up Chesapeake Energy (CHK)

    October 10, 2016
    After a major slump last week, the stock price appears poised to recover, but a DOJ investigation may bring more bad news.
  14. Analysts Raise Chesapeake Energy Price Target (CHK)

    September 13, 2016
    Chesapeake Energy's stock price continues to rise through strong technical resistance.
  15. CHK: How Chesapeake's Stock Price Rose 93% in 6 Months

    August 30, 2016
    Chesapeake Energy avoided bankruptcy, and its stock price gained 90% in six months due to increased shareholder confidence ...
  16. Probing The S&P 500 Leaderboard For New Trades

    August 24, 2016
    Lowly Chesapeake Energy has risen to the top of the S&P 500 leadership list and could gain substantial ground into 2017.
  17. Top 5 Natural Gas Stocks of 2016

    August 22, 2016
    Natural gas spot prices rebounded by nearly 50% between February and July 2016, which should bolster the revenue and prices ...
  18. Chesapeake Gives Away Famous Shale Gas Field (CHK)

    August 12, 2016
    The Barnett shale field is getting offloaded for free by Chesapeake, as the U.S. energy sector battles mass bankruptcies. ...
  19. Chesapeake Energy's Outlook Brightens a Bit (CHK)

    August 9, 2016
    Chesapeake is not the "dead man walking" company it was once perceived to be.
  20. Chesapeake Energy Ready To Play Catch-Up (CHK)

    August 1, 2016
    Chesapeake Energy is finally shaking off bad vibes from CEO McClendon's indictment and sudden death.
  21. Winners and Losers of Low Natural Gas Prices

    July 25, 2016
    Chemical and fertilizer manufacturers benefit from a low price for natural gas, while utilities and natural gas producers ...
  22. Chisholm Partners LLC Sue Chesapeake et al. Over U.S. Oil & Nat-Gas ...

    July 22, 2016
    Chisholm Partners, along with other leaseholders, has sued Chesapeake for rigging oil and natural gas lease prices
  23. 5 Stocks With Short Squeeze Potential (GME,RIG)

    June 20, 2016
    These five stocks have high short interest and short squeeze potential.
  24. S&P 500: 3 Lessons From the Most Unprofitable Sectors (APA, CHK)

    June 13, 2016
    Discover the universal lessons for investors and businesses from the 10 most unprofitable companies in the S&P 500, all of ...
  25. Chesapeake’s Default Adds to Global Total (CHK)

    June 10, 2016
    S&P downgrades Chesapeake Energy's senior notes to 'default' because of the company's debt for equity exchange—global default ...
  26. Chesapeake Energy Stock Falls With Oil Prices (CHK)

    June 6, 2016
    The drop in oil prices was driven by the weaker-than-expected jobs report, which sparked new concerns about the U.S. economy. ...
  27. 4 Billionaires Who Graduated from Princeton University (AMZN, ...

    May 29, 2016
    Learn about the professional accomplishments and net worth of four billionaires who studied as undergraduates at Princeton ...
  28. 4 Energy Stocks the Pros Won't Touch (CHK, CNX)

    May 21, 2016
    Learn about four stocks whose high levels of debt and declining institutional holdings place them in a tenuous position inside ...
  29. Chesapeake Energy Stock Risess on Q1 Beat (CHK)

    May 6, 2016
    The oil and gas company reported better-than-expected first quarter results that offered hope that a turnaround might be ...
  30. (WMB) Who Are the Williams Companies' Main Competitors?

    April 22, 2016
    Discover the main competitive threats to Williams Companies, a natural gas supplier founded in 1908, whose pipelines extend ...
  31. Are Low-Debt Oil Companies Your Best Friend Right Now? (TSO, ...

    April 19, 2016
    Discover why falling oil prices are causing many oil companies to file for bankruptcy, and how low-debt oil companies and ...
  32. The Most Shorted Stocks and ETF (PFE,SPY,CHK,S)

    March 29, 2016
    These stocks and ETF are heavily shorted and have been rallying at breakneck speed. Will it continue?
  33. Why Chesapeake Energy Stock Rose 4.47% Last Week (CHK)

    March 22, 2016
    Can Chesapeake survive long enough to see oil prices back at around $80 to $100 per barrel, where it can maximize enough ...
  34. Analyzing Chesapeake Energy's Return on Equity (CHK, COP)

    March 19, 2016
    Analyze Chesapeake Energy's ROE, and understand why declining revenues and mounting expenses have dropped the company's earnings ...
  35. The 3 Most Shorted Stocks in the S&P 500 (GME, RIG)

    March 12, 2016
    Discover the three S&P 500 stocks with the most short-selling activity in 2016, and learn why investors are particularly ...
  36. U.S. Stocks End Five Day Rally (URB, CHK)

    March 8, 2016
    US stocks finally fell in trading this morning after five straight days of gains this morning.
  37. Is Chesapeake Energy Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? ...

    March 7, 2016
    Understand why Chesapeake Energy stock does not provide the stability necessary for an investment to be suitable for your ...
  38. Former Chesapeake CEO Dies in Car Accident (CHK)

    March 2, 2016
    Aubrey McClendon, former Chesapeake CEO, has died on Wednesday afternoon in a car wreck.
  39. Top 5 Positions in Richard Perry's Portfolio (GS, AIG)

    February 28, 2016
    Find out which five stocks comprise the top positions of billionaire hedge fund manager Richard Perry's $2 billion equity ...
  40. Chesapeake Energy: An Activist Investment Analysis (CHK)

    February 27, 2016
    Learn about Carl Icahn's activist campaign against Chesapeake Energy in 2012. See how Chesapeake's share price has suffered ...
  41. Mind the GAAP: Buyer, Beware Profit 'Adjustment'

    February 25, 2016
    S&P 500 companies are reporting "adjusted" earnings that are much more enticing than their profits according to generally ...
  42. Chesapeake's Suspends Dividend: A Warning Sign? (CHK)

    February 21, 2016
    Discover what the implications are for Chesapeake Energy's decision to slash its dividend and what investors should look ...
  43. Chesapeake Energy's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CHK)

    February 19, 2016
    Understand how the 2016 energy market rout has impacted Chesapeake' business and its stock value as illustrated by some important ...
  44. What You Can Learn from Carl Icahn's Mistakes

    February 9, 2016
    Carl Icahn has been a stellar performer in the investment world for decades, but following his lead these days could be dangerous. ...
  45. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (COG, CHK)

    January 11, 2016
    Discover the top five mid-cap natural gas stocks for 2016 with a summary of each company and explanations of how each company ...
  46. The Hits and Misses of 2015

    January 11, 2016
    While there was no shortage of misses in 2015, a year when most mainstream investments fared poorly, a number of hits came ...
  47. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Chesapeake Energy Stock

    December 18, 2015
    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Discover the company's financial ratios and other ...
  48. Why You Should Avoid These 3 Energy Stocks

    December 15, 2015
    Knowing what stocks to avoid is even more important than knowing which ones to buy. Here's why you should avoid these three ...
  49. Oil's Woes Spill Over to Stocks

    December 7, 2015
    After over a 300 point gain on Friday following a strong employment report, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was pulled ...
  50. The 5 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks (VALE, CHK)

    October 14, 2015
    Understand what a short sale is and why people would want to initiate a short strategy. Learn about the top five most shorted ...
  51. Kinder Morgan and Midstream Oil

    August 10, 2015
    Kinder Morgan, Inc. is one of the biggest players in the midstream energy sector, which involves the transportation and storage ...
  52. These are the S&P's 5 Most-Shorted Stocks

    August 5, 2015
    Shorts are betting heavily against these five stocks, but a closer look shows a different outlook on some of them.
  53. Top Natural Gas Stocks Worth Considering

    July 7, 2015
    The stock prices of the largest natural gas producers are at 12-month lows, creating an opportunity for investors. Here are ...
  54. Best Medium-Term Investments for Market Jitters

    July 7, 2015
    As central bank effectiveness wears off, here are a few ways to play it.
  55. Is It Time to Look at Chesapeake Energy Again? (CHK)

    June 24, 2015
    One of the best things you can do as an investor is develop an investing thesis on a company. It helps you keep a lot of ...
  56. 3 Reasons Chesapeake Energy's Stock Could Fall (CHK)

    June 16, 2015
    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) has been a terrible performer over the past year as it's stock is down 57%. While the overall ...
  57. 1 Ballooning Number Killing Chesapeake's Stock (CHK, SWN)

    June 10, 2015
    Last week Chesapeake Energy's (NYSE: CHK) stock price touched a new 52-week low. The culprit was new data from the U.S. ...
  58. Chesapeake's Enormous Refracking Potential (CHK, HAL)

    May 27, 2015
    There was an interesting theme running through the conference calls of energy giants and oilfield service companies this ...
  59. 3 Reasons Chesapeake Energy's Stock Could Rise (CHK, DVN)

    May 21, 2015
    Over the past year Chesapeake Energy's (NYSE: CHK) stock is down 44%. Weak oil and gas prices have a lot to do with this ...
  60. 5 Key Updates on Chesapeake's Portfolio (CHK)

    May 15, 2015
    When Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) held its first-quarter conference call, it did something a bit different. Instead of ...
  61. 3 Key Takeaways From Chesapeake Energy's Earnings (CHK)

    May 6, 2015
    The nation's second-largest natural gas producer, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), reported its first-quarter results before ...
  62. Chesapeake Finally Puts 1 Legacy Issue to Rest (CHK, ECA)

    April 28, 2015
    To put it bluntly, when co-founder and CEO Aubrey McClendon left Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) in 2013, he left quite a ...
  63. 1 Natural Gas Company Gaining on Chesapeake Energy (CHK, SWN)

    April 20, 2015
    For years, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) has been America's second largest natural gas producer. It only trails big oil ...
  64. Chesapeake Energy Wrestles Back Land From Ex-CEO (CHK, HES)

    April 15, 2015
    Earlier this year Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) sued its founder and former CEO Aubrey McClendon, as well as the 20 investors ...
  65. 1 Big Catalyst for Chesapeake Energy (CHK, RRC)

    April 6, 2015
    For years the natural gas market in the U.S. was based on seasonal needs. A long and cold winter meant that Americans would ...
  66. Is Chesapeake Energy a Bargain Worth Buying? (CHK)

    March 30, 2015
    Any time I go shopping with my wife she's almost immediately drawn to the rack that has a big 50% off sign above it. She, ...
  67. Chesapeake Energy Sees History Repeating Itself

    March 6, 2015
    Chesapeake was on the wrong side of natural gas when its price plunged in 2012, and it appears to be repeating itself after ...
  68. Oil, Oil Stocks: What The Charts Are Saying

    October 16, 2014
    Oil prices have been under pressure over the past several weeks triggered by a move below key long-term levels of support.
  69. How To Ride The Natural Gas Boom

    May 15, 2014
    Natural gas has reigned as king of the energy markets for almost a year and a half, its price rising over 48% – widely outpacing ...
  70. How To Benefit When CEOs Step Down

    September 17, 2013
    We’ve picked five examples of recent (last five years) CEO retirements that caused an unusually large move - up or down - ...
  71. With Fracking It’s All About Water Management

    April 5, 2013
    It takes an awfully large amount of water to frack an oil and gas well these days. Given the growth projections for production ...
  72. Big Money Is Moving To Socially Responsible Investing

    March 26, 2013
    Mega-sized endowments, pension funds and hedge funds have the ability to move the markets and change investing trends.
  73. Energy Sector Recap Week Ending September 14, 2012

    September 18, 2012
    The oil and gas industry has resumed most of the Gulf of Mexico production shut-in by Hurricane Isaac and renewed its search ...
  74. Debt Complicates The Ultra Petroleum Waiting Game

    May 24, 2012
    Ultra Petroleum looks cheap on long-range models and will again be a go-to name when natural gas prices recover, but the ...
  75. Natural Gas Impairment Charges On The Rise

    May 23, 2012
    The exploration and production industry is now faced with the hangover associated with the reckless acquisition spending ...
  76. Oneok Partners To Build Yet Another Oil Pipeline

    April 19, 2012
    Oneok has announced the construction of the Bakken Crude Express Pipeline.
  77. Apache Still Cheap Enough To Pay

    February 15, 2012
    Apache's consistency is worth more than this.
  78. Southwestern Energy Still Loves The Fayetteville

    May 13, 2011
    Southwestern Energy is still milking the Fayetteville Shale for all it can. It rode the play to achieve 28% production growth ...
  79. Mideast Unrest Squeezes Refiners

    March 2, 2011
    While shares of big oil names like Exxon and Chevron rally on higher prices, supply disruptions in the Middle East and North ...
  80. Can The U.S. Switch To Natural Gas?

    August 27, 2010
    Who stands to benefit if the U.S. decides to leverage this cheap and abundant fuel source?
  81. BP Outlines Strategy For 2010 And Beyond

    March 18, 2010
    BP plans to achieve 1-2% oil and gas production growth through 2015 - can it follow through on this plan?
  82. Selma Chalk Is No Slouch For Natural Gas

    January 26, 2010
    The Selma Chalk is being actively developed, although the formation gets almost no attention from the press or investors. ...
  83. Top 5 Natural Gas Producers

    October 16, 2009
    Natural gas is the cleanest of the fossil fuels. Exploration and development of it has led to huge production gains.
  84. Preparing For An Energy Bear Market

    April 16, 2009
    The bear case for natural gas prices in 2009 is quite convincing, and investors can protect themselves by owning companies ...
  85. Ceiling Falls On Exploration And Production Sector

    January 20, 2009
    Exploration and production companies' use of esoteric accounting charges caused a sharp decline in commodity prices.