Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) – A Tale Of A Growing But Stealthy Competitive Moat

WEBB JAMES R, EVP-Gen’l Counsel & Corp. Sec., added 50,000 shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) to its portfolio at the rate of $1.96 per share valuing $98,010 on May 28. The insider has now 1,439,322 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) was $1.83. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $1.88, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $1.92. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $1.77 and a 2nd Support Level at $1.70. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) stock has lost -$0.08, or -4.19%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$0.57, or -23.75%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$1.19, or -39.40%. This year-to-date, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) shares have lost -$0.27, or -12.86%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) stock, 80% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Sell .”

With 1,633,678 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $2,875,273K. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) generates $10,231 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $873,000 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -61.55%, a 3-Year Total Return of -59.42%, and a 5-year Total Return of -94.08%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is -100.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.088 per share on 04/13/15. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.00%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.00.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) reported earnings of $0.14 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.14 per share, representing a 0 difference and 2.30% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $0.21 represented a 0.03 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.18 per share, which was a 14.13% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is -$0.03 per share. This estimate came from a total of 5 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.06 and the low estimate was -$0.07. In the year-ago quarter, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) generated per-share earnings of $0.15. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -120.00% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 15 purchases (1,188,775 shares in total) and 24 sale (7,042,417 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 38 insider buys amounting to 10,173,039 shares and 29 insider sales amounting to 7,301,406 shares. In the past full year, 48 insider purchases were made (involving 11,477,967 shares) and 33 insider sell-offs equivalent to 7,385,786 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) has a Current Ratio of 0.57, a Quick Ratio of 0.57 and a Cash Ratio of 0.00. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 2,244.77, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 95.74, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 65.63. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 91.01.