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

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$89.07 +1.30 (+1.48 %)
(As of 12/10/2018 07:57 AM ET)
Previous Close$87.77
Today's Range$87.37 - $89.79
52-Week Range$66.35 - $93.09
Volume57,077 shs
Average Volume44,037 shs
Market Capitalization$1.46 billion
P/E Ratio30.82
Dividend Yield1.66%
Beta0.08
Chesapeake 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Gas transmission & distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities
SectorUtilities
Current SymbolNYSE:CPK
Previous Symbol
CUSIP16530310
Phone302-734-6799

Debt

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

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio30.82
Forward P/E Ratio26.59
P/E Growth4.44

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$617.58 million
Price / Sales2.36
Cash Flow$5.6302 per share
Price / Cash Flow15.82
Book Value$29.75 per share
Price / Book2.99

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.89
Net Income$58.12 million
Net Margins9.31%
Return on Equity10.25%
Return on Assets3.54%

Miscellaneous

Employees945
Outstanding Shares16,380,000
Market Cap$1.46 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 Friday, November 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be given a dividend of $0.37 per share on Monday, January 7th. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. View Chesapeake Utilities' Dividend History.

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

Shares of Chesapeake Utilities split on the morning of Tuesday, September 9th 2014. The 3-2 split was announced on Wednesday, July 2nd 2014. The newly created shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes 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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The utilities provider reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.15. The utilities provider earned $140.28 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $142.85 million. Chesapeake Utilities had a net margin of 9.31% and a return on equity of 10.25%. View Chesapeake Utilities' Earnings History.

When is Chesapeake Utilities' next earnings date?

Chesapeake Utilities is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 27th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Chesapeake Utilities.

What price target have analysts set for CPK?

5 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Chesapeake Utilities' shares. Their predictions range from $86.00 to $100.00. On average, they expect Chesapeake Utilities' stock price to reach $91.3333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Chesapeake Utilities.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Chesapeake Utilities?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Chesapeake Utilities in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Chesapeake Utilities.

Has Chesapeake Utilities been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about CPK stock have trended very positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Chesapeake Utilities earned a coverage optimism score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

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

Who are Chesapeake Utilities' major shareholders?

Chesapeake Utilities' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.43%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.67%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.34%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.48%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.71%) and Tufton Capital Management (0.66%). Company insiders that own Chesapeake Utilities stock include Elaine B Bittner, Eugene H Bayard, James F Moriarty, 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 Renaissance Technologies LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, Morgan Stanley, First Manhattan Co., GSA Capital Partners LLP, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Bank of New York Mellon Corp and New Amsterdam Partners LLC NY. 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., FMR LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., First Trust Advisors LP, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC and MetLife Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Chesapeake Utilities stock in the last two years include Eugene H Bayard, James F Moriarty 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 $89.07.

How big of a company is Chesapeake Utilities?

Chesapeake Utilities has a market capitalization of $1.46 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.

What is Chesapeake Utilities' official website?

The official website for Chesapeake Utilities is http://www.chpk.com.

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:  221 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  242 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  463
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 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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