NYSE:CPK - Chesapeake Utilities Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$77.85 +0.85 (+1.10 %)
(As of 06/20/2018 09:08 AM ET)
Previous Close$77.00
Today's Range$77.05 - $78.10
52-Week Range$66.35 - $86.35
Volume43,454 shs
Average Volume48,891 shs
Market Capitalization$1.26 billion
P/E Ratio26.94
Dividend Yield1.92%
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Gas transmission & distribution
Sub-IndustryGas Utilities


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.44
Current Ratio0.37
Quick Ratio0.34


Trailing P/E Ratio26.94
Forward P/E Ratio22.31
P/E Growth3.68

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$617.58 million
Price / Sales2.06
Cash Flow$5.6950 per share
Price / Cash13.67
Book Value$29.75 per share
Price / Book2.62


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.89
Net Income$58.12 million
Net Margins9.80%
Return on Equity10.64%
Return on Assets3.74%


Outstanding Shares16,360,000

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, May 9th. Investors of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.37 per share on Thursday, July 5th. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.90%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 14th. This is an increase from Chesapeake Utilities's previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. View Chesapeake Utilities' Dividend History.

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

Shares of Chesapeake Utilities split on Tuesday, September 9th 2014. The 3-2 split was announced on Wednesday, July 2nd 2014. The newly issued shares were payable 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) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 9th. The utilities provider reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.04. Chesapeake Utilities had a return on equity of 10.64% and a net margin of 9.80%. 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, August, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Chesapeake Utilities.

What price target have analysts set for CPK?

2 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Chesapeake Utilities' stock. Their forecasts range from $85.00 to $85.00. On average, they expect Chesapeake Utilities' share price to reach $85.00 in the next year. 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)
  • Ms. Elaine B. Bittner, Sr. VP of Strategic Devel. (Age 48)
  • Mr. Jeffry M. Householder, Pres of Florida Public Utilities Company (Age 60)

Has Chesapeake Utilities been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about CPK stock has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chesapeake Utilities earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.02 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

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. (6.42%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.29%), Millennium Management LLC (0.85%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.56%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (0.51%) and Hennessy Advisors Inc. (0.47%). 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 Hennessy Advisors Inc., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Principal Financial Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Cortina Asset Management LLC and Guggenheim Capital LLC. 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 Millennium Management LLC, Citadel Advisors LLC, BlackRock Inc., GSA Capital Partners LLP, Prudential Financial Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd and Nuveen Asset Management LLC. 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 $77.85.

How big of a company is Chesapeake Utilities?

Chesapeake Utilities has a market capitalization of $1.26 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 (CPK)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  181 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  213 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  394
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 6/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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