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How to buy Chesapeake Energy Corporation stock

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares (CHK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Chesapeake Energy Corporation employs 2,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$8.4 billion.

How to buy shares in Chesapeake Energy Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CHK. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Chesapeake Energy Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation share price

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
52-week range USD$0.1201 - USD$41.5
50-day moving average USD$4.5285
200-day moving average USD$10.5616
Wall St. target price USD$10
PE ratio 0.3682
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-33.8786

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Is it a good time to buy Chesapeake Energy Corporation stock?

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Is Chesapeake Energy Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Chesapeake Energy Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Chesapeake Energy Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's P/E ratio

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 0x. In other words, Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares trade at around 0x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's PEG ratio

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.05. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Chesapeake Energy Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's EBITDA

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Chesapeake Energy Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$8.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.42%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.15%
Return on equity TTM -9.43%
Profit margin -3.66%
Book value $281.917
Market capitalisation USD$115.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares

There are currently 3.6 million Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Chesapeake Energy Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 76.7% up from 2.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). Chesapeake Energy Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.39. In other words for every 100,000 Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1390 shares are currently held short.

However Chesapeake Energy Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Chesapeake Energy Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.37% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares in existence, roughly 370 shares are currently held short) or 0.3662% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares, roughly 366 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Chesapeake Energy Corporation stock.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 41.87

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Chesapeake Energy Corporation's overall score of 41.87 (as at 07/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 88th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Chesapeake Energy Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 18.19/100

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's environmental score of 18.19 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Chesapeake Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's social score

Social score: 12.95/100

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's social score of 12.95 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Chesapeake Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 11.24/100

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Chesapeake Energy Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Chesapeake Energy Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Chesapeake Energy Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Chesapeake Energy Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-07-01.

Total ESG score 41.87
Total ESG percentile 88.48
Environmental score 18.19
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 12.95
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 11.24
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Chesapeake Energy Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Chesapeake Energy Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Chesapeake Energy Corporation's shares ever split?

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's shares were split on a 1:200 basis on 15 April 2020. So if you had owned 200 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 19900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Chesapeake Energy Corporation's share price.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Chesapeake Energy Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.1201 up to $41.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CHK.US volatility(beta: 1.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Chesapeake Energy Corporation's is 1.8911. This would suggest that Chesapeake Energy Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Chesapeake Energy Corporation overview

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Marcellus in Northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania; Haynesville located in Northwestern Louisiana; Eagle Ford in South Texas; Brazos Valley in Southeast Texas; Powder River Basin in Wyoming; and Mid-Continent in Anadarko Basin of northwestern Oklahoma. As of December 31, 2019, it owned interests in approximately 13,500 oil and natural gas wells; and had estimated proved reserves of 1,572 one million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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