Energy Stocks; Chesapeake (NYSE:CHK) Surges on Icahn Increase Its Stake – CHK, NXY, DNR, SU, APA

On Tuesday, Energy stocks recovered several of their before losses, although still saw decline in the broader market ended the session almost unchanged following a rally on Monday.

Shares of natural-gas producer, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) surged 0.74%, following a steeper increase earlier in the day.

According to a securities filing, Activist investor Carl Icahn has increased his stake in the Oklahoma City-based firm to about 9 percent.

Icahn had been vocal about modifies for the firm and won a spot on the board in June.
A securities filing on Tuesday reported that Icahn and associated entities added around 9.6M shares in the previous week, bringing to his control 8.98 percent of the firm following spending about $1 billion to build the stake.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) opened at $17.81 with 664.66 million outstanding shares and touch its highest price of $17.83 of the day and then finished at $17.60 by scoring 0.74%, as in the whole session stocks gain volume of 13.02 million shares which is higher than its average volume.

As the owner ship concerns stock institutional ownership remained 75.49% while insider ownership included 1.34%. The share capital of CHK has 664.66 million outstanding shares amid them 661.32 million shares have been floated in market.

For investors focus on the performance of the stocks so the CHK showed weekly ahead performance of 1.21% which was maintained for the month at -18.44%. The negative performance for the quarter was remained -8.86% and if took notice on yearly performance that was -27.54% whereas the year to date performance halted at -19.67%.

As the moving toward the returns measures returns on Investment ratio is significant measure which investor should have in consideration, the CHK return on investment was recorded as -1.27% as compare to its rivals has Nexen Inc. (USA) (NYSE:NXY)’s ROI 2.26%, Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR)’s ROI 4.70%, Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE:SU)’s ROI 7.44%, Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA)’s ROI 5.21%.

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Published by Alan Masterson

Alan has over 25 years of trading experience in the U.S. equity markets. He began his career in finance working on a program trading desk specializing in over-the-counter stocks. His career progressed from that point to his current position as senior trader on an institutional trading desk. In the evenings, Alan teaches economics at a local community college. He has contributed articles to various publications over the last six years, including feature articles for an economics magazine and various financial blogs. You may contact Alan via his email ( or his Google+ page (

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