Chesapeake Energy

  • This Energy Company May Boost Your Portfolio

    By Abir Karmakar - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, CVX, XOM

    Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is a diversified oil and gas company that does everything from drilling for oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids, to refining petroleum into everyday products such as fuel for our cars.

    The company's diversified global assets provide ample cash flow – an average of $11.4 billion over the past three years – which makes it easy for the second largest U. S. -based integrated producer more »

  • 3 Energy Stocks To Consider

    By Chris Johnson - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, KWK, WPX

    Only a decade ago, there was a widespread belief that oil and natural-gas resources were in permanent decline. The opponents of this idea believed that these natural resources will soon become scare. They feared that their prices would rise exponentially as a result of this scarcity. Because of this fear, investors and corporations spent an unprecedented amount of capital seeking out and producing new hydrocarbons. Today, those investments are bearing more »

  • Insider Trading could make you a Fortune

    By Marie Palumbo - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CHK, JPM, TSLA

    “Wake up pal- if you are not inside, you are outside.”

    The words of Gordon Gekko brought Charlie Sheen to a shocking revelation in the 1987 film Wall Street. As Sheen and some of Wall Street’s headline names have found out, insider trading is still very illegal. While I wouldn’t recommend trading on insider information, there is still a way investors can profit.

    In his book One Up more »

  • 3 Companies Trying to Regain Their Focus

    By Marie Palumbo - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, CHK, S

    “Lose your focus, lose your shirt,” is what my marketing professor used to say. When a company focuses on what it does best, it stays lean and beats all competitors. Yet all too often, a successful company begins to grow fat.

    It gets distracted by new products or services and starts buying up noncore assets. Those extras divert funds away from growing the company’s profitable core specialties. That’s more »

  • 4 Things to Know About Continental Resources' Earnings Report

    By Robert Baillieul - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, CLR

    Bad news for you Bakken bears: Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR) reported stellar second quarter numbers. There were lots of things to like in the conference call - rapid production growth, falling drilling costs, and several new catalysts. But in case you missed it, here are four things you need to know about Continental's earnings report.

    1. The big Bakken bonanza

    Investors have come to expect big production growth numbers from more »

  • Natural Gas Is Overrated

    By Joshua Bondy - August 9, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, GE, SI

    In 2012, the United States added 13.1 gigawatts of new wind capacity, beating natural gas. These new additions were partially driven by uncertainty over government tax credits, but nevertheless, 13.1 gigawatts of new capacity is significant. With natural gas prices rising, America is waking up to the fact that it has a huge wind resource right in its backyard.

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    Henry Hub Natural Gas Spot Price data by YCharts more »

  • 3 Stocks Ready to Take Off

    By Marie Palumbo - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, F, GE, HMC

    No question, filling up the tank hurts these days. Gas hit $4.14 per gallon in my area last month and it hasn't gone down much since. But we do what we’ve done since the first Model-T rolled off Mr. Ford’s assembly line: fill up it up with regular. Demand for gasoline seems as inelastic as ever, simply because consumers have no choice.

    Wait! What about compressed more »

  • Why Everyone Needs to Relax About Coal

    By Will Chavey - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, CNX, CSX, BTU

    A few days ago, Fool analyst Michael Olson added CSX (NYSE: CSX), a freight railroad company that dominates the east coast, to his real-money portfolio. Of course, that recommendation hinges in large part on the continued success of coal, which currently accounts for approximately 40% of U.S. energy. Despite a near-consensus bear attitude toward coal, reasons for optimism remains.

    Coal prices might go up—but not too much

    As more »

  • Don’t Overlook These Oil & Gas Companies

    By Shweta Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, MUR, TLM

    Selling assets is just part of the game for oil and gas companies. It helps them focus on their core business and raise funds for the development of other assets to achieve sustainable growth. Moreover, they can use cash received from the asset sales to reduce debt, which increases investor confidence. Let’s take a look at three oil and gas companies selling assets to attain long-term sustainable growth and more »

  • Build a Stronger Portfolio With These Oil and Gas Companies

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, XCO, MRO

    The global oil and gas exploration and production industry is expected to generate revenue of $4.5 trillion this year with a CAGR of around 1.35% from 2008 to 2013. The companies in this industry are trying hard to improve efficiency and acquire key oil and gas rich areas to raise their production. Three companies are aiming to improve their drilling and exploration techniques in order to enhance their more »

  • Bruce Berkowitz Likes This Large Natural Gas Player

    By Anh HOANG - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, COP, XOM

    Bruce Berkowitz, one of the most famous investment managers in the world, has managed to deliver a decent annualized return of 12.10% since the inception of his fund in 1999. His fund, The Fairholme Fund, has beaten the S&P 500’s annualized gain of only 2.61% during the same period.

    In the first six months of 2013, the Fairholme Fund gained 15.08%, with ten concentrated positions more »

  • This Oil and Gas Company Is Expanding for the Better

    By Shweta Dubey - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, RRC, SWN

    Global oil and gas volume grew 16.3% to 73.8 billion barrels of oil equivalent, or boe, in 2010 and is expected to grow at the rate of 24.4% to reach 91.8 billion boe by 2015. In addition, natural gas production reached an all-time high of 3.929 trillion cubic feet in 2012. This momentum is going to help Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN), which is seeking growth more »

  • How Chesapeake Is Seeking its Redemption

    By Robert Baillieul - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, SU

    Chesapeake (NYSE: CHK) wowed Wall Street on Thursday beating expectations on both revenue and earnings while also raising its production guidance. The quarter marked a big step forward as the company tries to recover from its checkered past. But can Chesapeake find redemption? Let's investigate. 

    The plan

    This is the first quarter that Chesapeake has reported under new CEO Doug Lawler. Lawler was hired in June to replace former more »

  • Are These 3 Stocks Overpriced, or Is it Time to Buy?

    By Jason Hall - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CHK, MNST

    The market has roared to life this year and is now at all-time highs, leading many investors to fear that the search for good, cheap stocks is futile. Is value investing dead? Not likely. But just because the market’s up doesn't mean all the “expensive” stocks are bad investments.

    Let’s take a look at a couple of stocks that have crushed the market over the past several more »

  • 5 Thing to Look for From Chesapeake This Earnings Season

    By Robert Baillieul - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, SNP

    Cheapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) reports its quarterly results on Thursday. I like to prepare ahead of the announcement so the numbers don't bias my perception of the company's results. Here are five things I'm looking for in Chesapeake's earnings this week. 

    What to look for this quarter

    (1) A new head honcho

    CEO Robert Lawler will make his first appearance on the company's conference call more »

  • Fracking's Controversial Image Is Your Risk

    By Gretchen Stone - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: COG, CHK, RRC

    Is fracked natural gas sustainable?  Do its public relation risks hinder sound, long-term investing? Companies such as Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG) and Range Resources (NYSE: RRC) are raking in profits from plays in the Marcellus Shale, but before making a long-term investment, I suggest you consider possible changes in states’ public policies.

    The potential for boom and bust in fracked natural gas is similar to public policy’s effect more »

  • Billionaire Leon Cooperman Still Likes This Energy Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, DVN, SD

    At the Delivering Alpha conference on July 17, billionaire Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors listed SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) as a potential turnaround and one of his top picks. At Insider Monkey, we track quarterly 13F filings from Omega and hundreds of other hedge funds as part of our work researching investment strategies (we have found, for example, that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an more »

  • 3 Energy Plays Worth Watching

    By Victor Selva - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, KMI, WMB

    Declines in fuel oil and natural gas offset each other in June. The energy component of the CPI rose 3.4% as gasoline prices jumped 6.3% and natural gas dropped 1%. Meanwhile, the IMF affirmed rising risks for the Chinese economic outlook and the U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke reiterated that the timing for tapering was flexible, data dependent. Exploration and Production (E&P) companies are directly exposed more »

  • Will Devon’s Midstream Spinoff Boost the Company’s Performance?

    By Matt Smith - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: APC, CHK, DVN, EOG

    In early June 2013, struggling oil explorer and producer Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) announced that it would spin off a portion of its pipelines and storage facilities, otherwise known as its midstream assets. These would be used to form a publicly traded midstream master limited partnership. This proposal forms an important part of the company’s strategy to unlock value for share holders, through divesting itself of non-core assets.

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  • Is This Gas Producer Regaining Investors’ Confidence?

    By Lior Cohen - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, XOM, NU

    The spike in shares of Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) might suggest the company is slowly regaining investors’ confidence. The sharp rise in the price of oil and the high price of natural gas compared to last year may have contributed to this company’s recovery. But other leading oil and gas producers such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) haven’t done as well in the stock market as Chesapeake has. Thus more »

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