Worth Watching Stocks: Vale S.A. (VALE), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)

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Vale S.A. (VALE)

Vale SA is a mining company engaged in the mining of iron ore and pellets, nickel, manganese and ferro-alloys, gold, nickel, copper, kaolin, bauxite, alumina, aluminum, and potash. It operates logistics systems in Brazil, including railroads, maritime terminals and a port. Vale SA is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Vale S.A. (VALE)‘s Financial Overview

Vale S.A. (VALE) surged 1.8% yesterday to close its trading session at $12.45. The company has 1 year Price Target of $13.58. Vale S.A. has 52-Week high of $14.67 and 52-Week Low of $7.47. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Obsolete and 52-Week Low on Obsolete. The stock traded with the volume of 37.07 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $67.4 Billion.

Vale S.A. (VALE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2017 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.36/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.29/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.07 a share with a surprise factor of 24.1%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -3.57 Percent, SMA50 of SMA50 Percent and SMA200 of 14.96 percent. Vale S.A. has P/S value of 2.06 while its P/B value stands at 1.52. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 5.4 percent, Return on Equity of 12.7 percent and Return on Investment of 13.7 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 38 percent and 31.6 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.3 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 24 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Vale SA have a median target of 13.09, with a high estimate of 17.50 and a low estimate of 6.00. The median estimate represents a +5.17% increase from the last price of 12.45.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)

Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the second-largest producer of natural gas, a Top 15 producer of oil and natural gas liquids and the most active driller of new wells in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company’s operations are focused on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. Chesapeake owns leading positions in the Marcellus, Haynesville, Bossier, and Barnett natural gas shale plays and in the Eagle Ford, Utica, Mississippi Lime, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa, Niobrara, Bone Spring, Avalon, Wolfcamp and Wolfberry unconventional liquids plays. The company has also vertically integrated its operations and owns substantial marketing, midstream and oilfield services businesses directly and indirectly through its subsidiaries Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc., Chesapeake Midstream Development, L.P. and Chesapeake Oilfield Services, L.L.C. and its affiliate Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)‘s Financial Outlook

The 24 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Chesapeake Energy Corp have a median target of 5.00, with a high estimate of 8.00 and a low estimate of 2.00. The median estimate represents a +67.22% increase from the last price of 2.99.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Chesapeake Energy Corporation has a Consensus Recommendation of 3.56. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged1.36% and closed its last trading session at $2.99. The company has the market capitalization of $2.75 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $6.59 and 52-Week low of $2.53. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Obsolete and 52-Week low on Obsolete. The company has volume of 36.46 Million shares. The company has a total of 920.52 Million shares outstanding.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.3/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.24/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.06. This shows a surprise factor of 25 percent.

The company has YTD performance of -24.49 percent. Beta for Chesapeake Energy Corporation stands at 1.8 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.17. The company has Weekly Volatility of 5.14%% and Monthly Volatility of 5.05%.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -1.74%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of SMA50 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -24.07%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 6.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of -30.8 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 33.8% with Gross margin of 77.7 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 14.4% and 8.5% respectively.

 

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