1. As of noon trading, Chesapeake Energy ( CHK) is down $0.42 (-2.1%) to $19.93 on light volume Thus far, 5.4 million shares of Chesapeake Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.91-$20.50 after having opened the day at $20.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.35. 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 $13.6 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Chesapeake Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 16 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. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the basic materials sector could consider Materials Select Sector SPDR ( XLB) while those bearish on the basic materials sector could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.