NYSE:CPK - Chesapeake Utilities Stock Price, News, & Analysis

Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist.
$85.35 -0.45 (-0.52 %)
(As of 08/19/2018 02:06 AM ET)
Previous Close$85.35
Today's Range$85.00 - $86.20
52-Week Range$66.35 - $87.25
Volume49,893 shs
Average Volume61,504 shs
Market Capitalization$1.33 billion
P/E Ratio29.53
Dividend Yield1.76%
Chesapeake Utilities logoChesapeake Utilities Corporation, a diversified energy company, engages in regulated and unregulated energy businesses. The company operates in two segments, Regulated Energy and Unregulated Energy. The Regulated Energy segment engages in the distribution of natural gas in Delaware, Maryland, and Florida; distribution of electricity in Florida; and transmission of natural gas on the Delmarva Peninsula and in Florida. The Unregulated Energy segment distributes propane in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Florida; markets natural gas in Florida, Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, and other states; supplies, gathers, and processes unregulated natural gas in central and eastern Ohio; and generates electricity and steam. This segment also provides other unregulated energy services, such as energy-related merchandise sales; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services; and plumbing and electrical services. The company also owns and leases office buildings in Delaware and Maryland. It serves residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers. The company was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Dover, Delaware.

Receive CPK News and Ratings via Email

Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for CPK and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter.

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Gas transmission & distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.48
Current Ratio0.30
Quick Ratio0.27


Trailing P/E Ratio29.53
Forward P/E Ratio24.39
P/E Growth3.87

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$617.58 million
Price / Sales2.26
Cash Flow$5.9189 per share
Price / Cash14.42
Book Value$29.75 per share
Price / Book2.87


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.89
Net Income$58.12 million
Net Margins9.68%
Return on Equity10.75%
Return on Assets3.73%


Outstanding Shares16,380,000
Market Cap$1.33 billion

Chesapeake Utilities (NYSE:CPK) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chesapeake Utilities' stock symbol?

Chesapeake Utilities trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CPK."

How often does Chesapeake Utilities pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Chesapeake Utilities?

Chesapeake Utilities declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.37 per share on Friday, October 5th. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 13th. View Chesapeake Utilities' Dividend History.

When did Chesapeake Utilities' stock split? How did Chesapeake Utilities' stock split work?

Chesapeake Utilities's stock split on Tuesday, September 9th 2014. The 3-2 split was announced on Wednesday, July 2nd 2014. The newly issued shares were distributed to shareholders after the closing bell on Monday, September 8th 2014. An investor that had 100 shares of Chesapeake Utilities stock prior to the split would have 150 shares after the split.

How were Chesapeake Utilities' earnings last quarter?

Chesapeake Utilities Co. (NYSE:CPK) announced its earnings results on Thursday, August, 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.03. The utilities provider had revenue of $136.66 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $140.85 million. Chesapeake Utilities had a net margin of 9.68% and a return on equity of 10.75%. View Chesapeake Utilities' Earnings History.

When is Chesapeake Utilities' next earnings date?

Chesapeake Utilities is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 8th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Chesapeake Utilities.

What price target have analysts set for CPK?

2 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Chesapeake Utilities' shares. Their predictions range from $85.00 to $85.00. On average, they anticipate Chesapeake Utilities' share price to reach $85.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for Chesapeake Utilities.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Chesapeake Utilities?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Chesapeake Utilities in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Chesapeake Utilities.

Who are some of Chesapeake Utilities' key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Chesapeake Utilities include Southwest Gas (SWX), Nextdecade (NEXT), RGC Resources (RGCO), Corning Natural Gas (CNIG) and China Natural Gas (CHNGQ).

Who are Chesapeake Utilities' key executives?

Chesapeake Utilities' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michael P. McMasters, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)
  • Ms. Beth W. Cooper, Sr. VP, CFO & Assistant Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Stephen C. Thompson, Sr. VP (Age 57)
  • Mr. Jeffry M. Householder, Pres of Florida Public Utilities Company (Age 60)
  • Mr. Vikrant A. Gadgil, VP & Chief Information Officer

Has Chesapeake Utilities been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about CPK stock has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chesapeake Utilities earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.51 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Chesapeake Utilities.

Who are Chesapeake Utilities' major shareholders?

Chesapeake Utilities' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.31%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.32%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.54%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.09%), Millennium Management LLC (0.68%) and Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.57%). Company insiders that own Chesapeake Utilities stock include Elaine B Bittner, Eugene H Bayard, Jeffry M Householder, John R Schimkaitis, P Mcmasters Michael, Stephen C Thompson and Thomas P Hill, Jr. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Chesapeake Utilities.

Which major investors are selling Chesapeake Utilities stock?

CPK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Millennium Management LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, New Amsterdam Partners LLC NY, First Trust Advisors LP, Tiedemann Advisors LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd. Company insiders that have sold Chesapeake Utilities company stock in the last year include John R Schimkaitis, P Mcmasters Michael and Stephen C Thompson. View Insider Buying and Selling for Chesapeake Utilities.

Which major investors are buying Chesapeake Utilities stock?

CPK stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Algert Global LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, GSA Capital Partners LLP, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. and Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Chesapeake Utilities stock in the last two years include Eugene H Bayard and Thomas P Hill, Jr. View Insider Buying and Selling for Chesapeake Utilities.

How do I buy shares of Chesapeake Utilities?

Shares of CPK can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Chesapeake Utilities' stock price today?

One share of CPK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $85.35.

How big of a company is Chesapeake Utilities?

Chesapeake Utilities has a market capitalization of $1.33 billion and generates $617.58 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $58.12 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.89 on an earnings per share basis. Chesapeake Utilities employs 945 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Chesapeake Utilities?

Chesapeake Utilities' mailing address is 909 SILVER LAKE BLVD PO BOX 615, DOVER DE, 19904. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 302-734-6799.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Chesapeake Utilities (NYSE CPK)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  206 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  226 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  432
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Chesapeake Utilities and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CPK will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CPK will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.