Chesapeake Energy

  • 3 Ways the Oil Industry Isn’t the Same

    By Marie Palumbo - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CHK, CVX, XOM

    Oil prices affect everyone’s wallets. From manufacturing firms, to government regulators, to consumers at the gas pump – changes in the oil industry carry a deep impact. Currently, oil prices are on the rise again. Look how the weekly WTI crude oil spot price rebounded since the crash in 2009.

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    Weekly crude oil prices just cracked $100 per barrel in July. That’s a big deal. According to Chevron’s more »

  • Wilbur Ross' Two Biggest Positions

    By Anh HOANG - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: AGO, CHK, XCO

    Billionaire Wilbur Ross, the manager of Invesco Private Capital, is famous for distressed and turnaround investing. According to Insider Monkey, he held quite a concentrated portfolio, with the two biggest positions accounting for more than 60% of his total portfolio. Those two positions are Assured Guaranty (NYSE: AGO) and EXCO Resources (NYSE: XCO). As of March 2013, Wilbur Ross owned more than 19.83 million shares of Assured Guaranty and more »

  • 3 Natural Gas Stocks to Buy Now!

    By John Dowdee - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, ROSE, UPL

    There is a glut in the natural-gas market thanks to new production techniques that have unlocked shale gas across the North American basin. This abundance caused the price of natural gas to collapse from $13 per million British Thermal Unit (MMBTU) in 2008 to less than $2 in 2012.

    Over the past year, the price has recovered slightly, but the current value of $3.64 per MMBTU is still in more »

  • Acquisition of Chesapeake’s Assets by Exco

    By Hussain Asghar - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, DVN, XCO, PXD

    The global energy sector is not performing well despite of the burgeoning demand. The rise in demand is an indication for underperforming industries to strengthen their fading potential and be more profitable. This is an opportunity for investors to profit from this reviving sector.

    Two major players of the US energy sector are Exco (NYSE: XCO) and Chesapeake (NYSE: CHK). I recently came across a transaction in which Exco acquired more »

  • Pay Close Attention to Chesapeake Energy

    By Shmulik Karpf - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, XCO, SD

    Note: This post has been amended to more accurately explain EXCOs suitors.
    On July 5, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its assets in the Northern Eagle Ford Shale and Haynesville Shale to EXCO, a subsidiary of EXCO Resources (NYSE: XCO). In return for the sale, Chesapeake would receive approximately $1 billion, of which approximately 90% will be received upon closing more »
  • This Stock's Making All the Right Moves

    By Marshall Hargrave - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: APC, CHK, EOG

    After billionaire Carl Icahn took an interest in Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), the company went from an inefficient operator with a rich asset base and no direction for monetizing these assets to a turnaround story. 

    In mid-2012, Icahn took notice of Chesapeake, snatching up a sizable position in the company. Icahn is still a major shareholder, owning nearly 60 million shares, which makes up 7.2% of Icahn's public-equity more »

  • Should Fairholme Capital's New Buys Be Your New Buys?

    By Shweta Dubey - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: CNQ, CHK, GNW

    Fairholme Capital Management is one of the leading investment advisers and offers investment services to individuals and corporations. The hedge company manages around 205 accounts, amounting to around $10.1 billion in assets as of March 31. Before investing, the fund conducts extensive research and uses a focused value-oriented approach. By using this approach, Fairholme posted a return of 31% and outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 15 more »

  • 3 Things to Know About Energy Stocks

    By Marie Palumbo - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: APC, APA, CHK, CVX

    Do you like playing with fire? Well then, the volatility that energy provides might be just right for you. Let’s take a look at the energy sector to investigate its trials – and the companies who will overcome them. Here are three businesses worth your attention.

    Shareholder activists

    Sometimes energy companies find themselves in the midst of leadership shake-ups. Either shareholders call for new boards or top managers change course more »

  • Napoleon Would Short These 2 Stocks

    By Marie Palumbo - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CHK, JCP, JPM, ZNGA

    What made Napoleon such a great military leader? Focus. His strategy consisted of focusing on one part of the enemy and quickly defeating that part. While he possessed numerous admirable qualities, his ability to focus set him apart from the leaders of his time.

    Two tenants of focus

    It’s becoming increasingly evident that some of today’s front-page CEOs have been skipping history class. Take a moment to dust more »

  • Is This Shale Gas Giant Getting Better?

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, CVX, XOM

    The quest for oil and gas in the U.S.has resulted in numerous discoveries over the last two years. Leading the oil exploration exercise is Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), beating industry giants such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and Chevron (NYSE: CVX).

    Chesapeake Energy has been able to discover more shale gas deposits in the U.S. over the last two years than any of its rivals. However, this more »

  • Take Advantage of the Biggest Trend in the U.S

    By Shmulik Karpf - July 2, 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 »

  • A Board Member Snapped Up 5,000 Shares of This Energy Company

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: APA, CHK, ECA, SD

    Thomas Ryan, a member of the Board of Directors at Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), directly purchased 5,000 shares of stock on June 11 at an average price of $21.51 per share. This doubled his holdings of Chesapeake. We track insider purchases because studies show that stocks bought by insiders tend to narrowly outperform the market on average (read our analysis).

    While we don’t recommend imitating every insider more »

  • Did You Catch This LNG Development?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: LNG, CHK, COP, SD

    As its ticker symbol suggests, Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT: LNG) is a company focused on the liquefaction and exportation of natural gas to other countries. Let’s take a look at a recent development surrounding the energy player, while broadening our focus to the entire domestic natural gas market.

    An important development

    The company recently announced that it had completed financing and began construction on Trains 3 and 4 for its more »

  • What Does Billionaire Steve Cohen’s SAC See In This Energy Company?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: COG, CHK, EQT, OKE, SD

    In May, billionaire Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors filed its 13F with the SEC, disclosing many of its long equity positions in U.S. stocks as of the end of Q1 2013. Even though the information in 13F is a bit old by the time it is released, we think there are still a few ways to make use of it. For one, we’ve found that the most more »

  • The Next Big Energy Short Is Coming

    By Joshua Bondy - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, CVX, SU

    The EPA recently decided not to publish a report trying to link ground water contamination to fracking, due to weak findings. With environmental concerns falling away, fracking firms will have free reign to increase production, if they can. Given then high decline in shale production wells, it is time that investors take a less sanguine look at the market. 

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    US Producer Price Index: Natural Gas Liquids and Residue Plant Condensate more »

  • Huge Potential Asset Value in This Oil & Gas Company

    By Anh HOANG - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: BP, CHK, PXD

    Recently, I noticed one oil & gas company got a lot of attention from famous investors like George Soros, Jim Simons, John Paulson and even the oil guru T Boone Pickens. Moreover, this company was his company's largest position, accounting for as much as 12.8% of Pickens’ portfolio as of March 2013. It is Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD). Since the market bottom of 2009, the company has advanced more »

  • Three Opportunistic Energy Plays on Shareholder Activism

    By Anh HOANG - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, HES, SD

    Recently, Chairman and CEO Tom Ward of SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) was fired from the company he founded. The CEO position was taken over by James Bennett, the company’s CFO, and the Director Jeffrey Serota was the interim chairman. Since the beginning of the year, SandRidge Energy’s share price has dropped significantly, from $6.35 per share to around $4.80 per share. Is the recent CEO’s more »

  • A Diversified Way to Play Natural Gas

    By Alex Gray - June 22, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, MDU, NFG

    Natural gas prices have been in recovery since hitting a multi-year low in early 2012 due to over-supply and warm weather reducing demand. At that time, natural gas was priced as if it was a fuel of the past versus a fuel of the future. We know that is not the case as natural gas has seen overall consumption increases in recent years and low prices will continue to spur more »

  • How This Trend Is Completely Reshaping the Energy Business

    By Robert Baillieul - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, KOG, OAS

    What's the most important development in the energy business? 

    No, it's not not pipeline gridlock or hydraulic fracking. It's the rising cost of drilling a well.

    In 2000, the average drilling cost per well was just under $1 million. Today, the rush into unconventional oil and gas plays has caused that figure to increase five-fold. Here is how this trend is fundamentally reshaping the oil patch.

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  • Why the CEO Had to Go at SandRidge Energy

    By Mark Holder - June 21, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, SD, SWN

    On first thought, the announcement of the resignation of the CEO at SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) appears nothing to get excited about. Even if the market can blame Tom Ward for the stock weakness over the last few years, losing the founder of the company can’t be a good thing. The interesting part of this news is that the market has another prime example to follow. Not only did more »

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