Shares of Chesapeake Energy surged nearly 10% last Wednesday after the oil and gas company reported strong production outlook for the fourth-quarter.
CHK’s revised strategy to focus on oil production and to move away from gas finally paid off, after the Oklahoma-based oil producer said that it expects the total production to hover somewhere in-between 462,000 and 464,000 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day for the December ending fourth-quarter. FactSet consensus expected the production to touch 448,000 BOE per day.
CHK further added that it expects oil production to range between 86,000 to 87,000 barrels (bbls) of oil per day, compared to FactSet consensus of 85,200 bbls per day. According to CHK’s Chief Executive Doug Lawler, divested Utica oil volumes have been completely compensated by oil volume growth in the Powder River Basin and Eagle Ford Shale in the last two months of the year.
Separately, CHK also announced that the company has been successful in reducing its total outstanding debt by roughly $1.8 billion since the end of 2017, and asset sales generated more than $2 billion in net proceeds during 2018. A majority of the asset sale proceeds have been utilized to settle the term loan and senior secured second lien debt.
CHK also added that in-line with the company’s strategy to reduce its capex investment and increase capital efficiency in 2019, it plans to reduce its rig count by 20% to an average of 14 rigs versus 18 rigs currently. Reduction in rig count is expected to improve capital efficiency by 15%-20% from 2018 as total net capital per rig line is likely to decrease.
Shares of CHK have surged almost 30% since touching its one-year low of $1.90 in mid-December.
Moving lower for three straight days is viewed as a bearish sign. Keep an eye on this stock for future declines. Considering data from situations where CHK declined for three days, in of 281 cases, the price declined further within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The 10-day RSI Indicator for CHK moved out of overbought territory on April 25, 2023. This could be a bearish sign for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 33 similar instances where the indicator moved out of overbought territory. In of the 33 cases, the stock moved lower in the following days. This puts the odds of a move lower at .
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on May 26, 2023. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on CHK as a result. In of 76 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for CHK turned negative on May 26, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 41 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In of the 41 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at .
CHK moved below its 50-day moving average on May 30, 2023 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
CHK broke above its upper Bollinger Band on May 18, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The Stochastic Oscillator is in the oversold zone. Keep an eye out for a move up in the foreseeable future.
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where CHK advanced for three days, in of 244 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 194 cases where CHK Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is seriously undervalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (0.983) is normal, around the industry mean (5.892). P/E Ratio (1.533) is within average values for comparable stocks, (16.477). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (0.863) is also within normal values, averaging (55.806). Dividend Yield (0.105) settles around the average of (0.089) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (0.830) is also within normal values, averaging (152.639).
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 80, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating slightly worse than average price growth. CHK’s price grows at a lower rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to worse than average earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
a developer of oil and natural gas properties
A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, CHK has been closely correlated with AR. These tickers have moved in lockstep 84% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if CHK jumps, then AR could also see price increases.