Wells Fargo Upgraded Northrop (NOC); Robertson Opportunity Capital Lowered Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Holding By $565,096

January 16, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Among 17 analysts covering Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. Northrop Grumman has $374.0 highest and $185 lowest target. $292.93’s average target is -7.05% below currents $315.15 stock price. Northrop Grumman had 51 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, December 16. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 17 by Cowen & Co. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, July 30 report. Argus Research maintained it with “Buy” rating and $205 target in Thursday, November 12 report. The stock of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, January 29 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) on Monday, August 28 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) rating on Thursday, October 26. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $347.0 target. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, November 13. Bank of America maintained Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) on Friday, October 27 with “Buy” rating.

Robertson Opportunity Capital Llc decreased Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK) stake by 41% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Robertson Opportunity Capital Llc sold 141,274 shares as Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK)’s stock declined 5.25%. The Robertson Opportunity Capital Llc holds 203,300 shares with $874,000 value, down from 344,574 last quarter. Chesapeake Energy Corp now has $3.83 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.15% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $4.28. About 33.20 million shares traded or 24.19% up from the average. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) has risen 49.74% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.04% the S&P500.

Among 32 analysts covering Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), 7 have Buy rating, 8 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 22% are positive. Chesapeake Energy Corporation had 88 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, October 21 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Sell”. Susquehanna maintained the shares of CHK in report on Tuesday, January 26 with “Neutral” rating. UBS maintained Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) rating on Friday, May 6. UBS has “Sell” rating and $4 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, August 11 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by Piper Jaffray. SunTrust upgraded the shares of CHK in report on Monday, July 27 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 9 by Wunderlich. The company was maintained on Monday, May 15 by Bank of America. The rating was downgraded by Wunderlich on Thursday, January 28 to “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 1.19 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 53 investors sold CHK shares while 94 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 136 raised stakes. 575.42 million shares or 0.30% less from 577.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Advisor Prtnrs Llc reported 13,449 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Employees Retirement System Of Texas invested in 0% or 31,000 shares. Old West Invest Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 4.87% invested in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) for 2.16 million shares. Cleararc Cap stated it has 23,342 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) for 64,814 shares. Montgomery Inv Inc stated it has 100,870 shares. Capstone Advsr reported 10,000 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Focused Wealth Mgmt accumulated 10,000 shares. Susquehanna Gru Limited Liability Partnership holds 3.82M shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Moreover, Credit Agricole S A has 0% invested in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) for 19,735 shares. Moreover, State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0.01% invested in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) for 247,073 shares. Brown Advisory Inc, Maryland-based fund reported 21,267 shares. Ameriprise invested 0% of its portfolio in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). Retirement Sys Of Alabama has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK). Stelac Advisory Service Limited has 0.13% invested in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) for 100,000 shares.

Analysts await Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.23 EPS, up 228.57% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.07 per share. CHK’s profit will be $205.87M for 4.65 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by Chesapeake Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 91.67% EPS growth.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $4.75 million activity. Warden Kathy J sold 9,292 shares worth $2.45M. ASHWORTH SID also sold $1.88 million worth of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) on Friday, October 27. Shares for $329,063 were sold by Jones Christopher T on Tuesday, August 1. On Tuesday, August 1 DAVIS LISA R sold $96,613 worth of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) or 367 shares.

The stock increased 1.81% or $5.6 during the last trading session, reaching $315.15. About 706,139 shares traded. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has risen 18.39% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.69% the S&P500.

Northrop Grumman Corporation, a security company, provides systems, products, and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, strike, logistics and modernization, and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to government and commercial clients worldwide. The company has market cap of $54.86 billion. It has three divisions: Aerospace Systems, Mission Systems, and Technology Services. It has a 23.49 P/E ratio. The Aerospace Systems segment designs, develops, integrates, and produces manned aircraft, autonomous systems, spacecraft, high-energy laser systems, microelectronics, and other systems/subsystems.

Analysts await Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $2.74 EPS, up 3.01% or $0.08 from last year’s $2.66 per share. NOC’s profit will be $476.98M for 28.75 P/E if the $2.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.68 actual EPS reported by Northrop Grumman Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.54% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.12, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 42 investors sold Northrop Grumman Corporation shares while 273 reduced holdings. 92 funds opened positions while 242 raised stakes. 137.63 million shares or 0.84% less from 138.80 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Corp reported 0.03% stake. Credit Agricole S A holds 165,704 shares. The California-based Shelton Cap Mngmt has invested 0.23% in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). M&R Capital invested 0.01% in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Argent Communication has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Schulhoff & holds 0.36% or 2,105 shares in its portfolio. United Cap Advisers Llc owns 0.14% invested in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for 57,295 shares. Essex Financial Svcs stated it has 1,516 shares. 8,879 are held by Neuberger Berman Gp Limited Liability Co. Macnealy Hoover Mngmt Incorporated has invested 1.29% in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC). Price T Rowe Assoc Md accumulated 1.21M shares. Alexandria Limited Com holds 0% or 10 shares in its portfolio. Paradigm Asset Mngmt Lc holds 0.61% or 8,200 shares. Mark Sheptoff Planning Ltd Liability Company invested in 239 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Strategic Glob Advsrs Llc has 1.5% invested in Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for 13,597 shares.

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