2. As of noon trading, Chesapeake Energy ( CHK) is down $0.35 (-1.7%) to $20.69 on average volume Thus far, 9.3 million shares of Chesapeake Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.52-$20.80 after having opened the day at $20.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.04.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil properties in the United States. The company also offers marketing, midstream, drilling, and other oilfield services. Chesapeake Energy has a market cap of $14.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 26.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Chesapeake Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 17 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Chesapeake Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Chesapeake Energy Ratings Report now.

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