Chesapeake Energy (CHK) At $4.14 Forms Bottom; Zion Oil & Gas Has 2.43 Sentiment

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. engages in the exploration of gas and oil properties in Israel. The company has market cap of $117.03 million. It primarily holds a petroleum exploration license onshore Israel, the Megiddo-Jezreel License that covers an area of approximately 99,000 acres. It currently has negative earnings.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) formed multiple bottom with $3.97 target or 4.00% below today’s $4.14 share price. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) has $3.71B valuation. The stock decreased 3.27% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $4.14. About 32.86 million shares traded or 21.59% up from the average. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) has risen 49.74% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.04% the S&P500.

Analysts await Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.23 earnings per share, up 228.57% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.07 per share. CHK’s profit will be $205.89M for 4.50 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual earnings per share reported by Chesapeake Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 91.67% EPS growth.

Among 32 analysts covering Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), 7 have Buy rating, 9 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Chesapeake Energy Corporation has $15 highest and $0.50 lowest target. $6.16’s average target is 48.79% above currents $4.14 stock price. Chesapeake Energy Corporation had 89 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Nomura upgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 21 report. UBS maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Friday, October 21 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 11 with “Sector Perform”. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Wednesday, October 14. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $4.0 target in Thursday, October 19 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 24 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Macquarie Research on Thursday, February 25. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of CHK in report on Monday, May 29 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Friday, February 24 by UBS. On Friday, October 21 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 53 investors sold Chesapeake Energy Corporation shares while 94 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 575.42 million shares or 0.30% less from 577.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 782,825 were reported by Stoneridge Prns Limited Company. Moreover, Hightower Advisors Limited Liability Com has 0.03% invested in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) for 862,315 shares. Arizona State Retirement Systems reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). 33,074 were reported by Navellier Associate Inc. Parametric Portfolio Associate Lc accumulated 3.31 million shares. Goldman Sachs Gru Inc has invested 0.01% in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 2.30 million shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Whittier reported 0% of its portfolio in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). Capwealth Ltd Co has invested 0.23% in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). Mariner Wealth Advisors Lc, a Kansas-based fund reported 30,059 shares. First Allied Advisory Incorporated has invested 0.01% in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). Rhumbline Advisers invested 0.01% in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). California Employees Retirement System holds 3.08M shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Invest Centers Of America stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). 361,245 are held by Commonwealth Equity Inc.