Chesapeake Energy Stock: Wall Street Analysts’ Recommendations

Keisha Bandz - Author

Nov. 14 2017, Updated 4:40 p.m. ET

Analysts’ ratings for CHK stock

Approximately 65.5% of the analysts surveying Chesapeake Energy (CHK) have rated it a “hold,” while ~10.3% rated it a “buy.”

The average broker target price of $4.60 for the stock implies a potential return of ~11% in the next 12 months.

The highest target price provided analysts for CHK stock is $8.00 while ~$1.50 is the lowest target price.

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Analysts’ ratings: Recent changes

On October 10, Jefferies downgraded Chesapeake Energy stock to “underperform” from “hold.” In September, Imperial Capital initiated coverage on CHK stock with an “in-line” rating.

In June, Chesapeake Energy received a downgrade from Macquarie to an “underperform” rating.

In May, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC) also lowered Chesapeake Energy stock to an “underperform” rating.

Initially during the year, in February, UBS upgraded Chesapeake Energy to “neutral” from “sell.”


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