$0.60 EPS Expected for Chesapeake Utilities (CPK), Cqs Cayman LP Cut By $360,000 Its Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD) Position

June 30, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Analysts expect Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK) to report $0.60 EPS on August, 3.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 15.38% from last quarter’s $0.52 EPS. CPK’s profit would be $9.71M giving it 31.40 P/E if the $0.60 EPS is correct. After having $1.17 EPS previously, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation’s analysts see -48.72% EPS growth. About 3,807 shares traded. Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK) has risen 25.44% since June 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.74% the S&P500.

Cqs Cayman Lp decreased Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD) stake by 20% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Cqs Cayman Lp sold 2,000 shares as Pioneer Nat Res Co (PXD)’s stock declined 8.01%. The Cqs Cayman Lp holds 8,000 shares with $1.44M value, down from 10,000 last quarter. Pioneer Nat Res Co now has $27.43B valuation. The stock declined 0.04% or $0.07 reaching $158.4 per share. About 206,318 shares traded. Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) has risen 8.46% since June 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.24% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.05, from 1.13 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 52 investors sold PXD shares while 218 reduced holdings. 90 funds opened positions while 228 raised stakes. 153.71 million shares or 0.22% less from 154.05 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Vantage Invest Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 29 shares. Calamos Advsr Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.21% in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD). Suntrust Banks has 0.01% invested in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) for 8,444 shares. Community Tru & Investment has invested 0.49% in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD). Moreover, Transamerica Advsr Inc has 0.22% invested in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) for 10,441 shares. Camarda Financial Advsrs Limited Co holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) for 100 shares. Morgan Dempsey Cap Management Ltd Liability, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 766 shares. Savant Capital Ltd Company has invested 0.06% in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD). Ascend Cap Llc holds 0.4% of its portfolio in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) for 44,141 shares. British Columbia Investment Management holds 0.17% or 107,109 shares. Viking Fund Management Limited Liability Com holds 110,000 shares or 2.51% of its portfolio. Strs Ohio owns 307,537 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. Confluence Inv Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 1,408 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Avenir has invested 5.67% of its portfolio in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD). Amer Assets Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.79% in Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) or 20,680 shares.

Since February 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $5.35 million activity. $327,410 worth of stock was sold by KLEINMAN MARK H on Monday, February 27. Stewart Stephanie D had sold 900 shares worth $171,900 on Monday, February 27. 1,400 shares were sold by Hall Jerome D JR, worth $272,790. On Monday, February 27 Montemayor Margaret sold $547,442 worth of Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) or 2,928 shares. CHEATWOOD CHRIS J sold $999,119 worth of stock or 5,749 shares. $566,180 worth of Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) was sold by DOVE TIMOTHY L. SHEFFIELD SCOTT D sold $591,990 worth of Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) on Tuesday, February 14.

Analysts await Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.31 earnings per share, up 240.91% or $0.53 from last year’s $-0.22 per share. PXD’s profit will be $53.68 million for 127.74 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual earnings per share reported by Pioneer Natural Resources for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 24.00% EPS growth.

Among 29 analysts covering Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), 26 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Pioneer Natural Resources had 87 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, March 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 11 by Societe Generale. The stock of Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 21 by Barclays Capital. UBS maintained Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) rating on Tuesday, April 26. UBS has “Buy” rating and $185 target. Topeka Capital Markets maintained Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) rating on Tuesday, November 3. Topeka Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $185 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, January 12 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 7 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 18 by KLR Group. Citigroup upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $145 target in Thursday, January 7 report. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 4.

Cqs Cayman Lp increased Cemex Sab De Cv (Prn) stake by 1.00 million shares to 15.00 million valued at $17.05 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Liberty Media Corp Delaware stake by 21,070 shares and now owns 184,497 shares. Discovery Communicatns New (NASDAQ:DISCA) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.30, from 1.11 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 20 investors sold Chesapeake Utilities Corporation shares while 55 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 9.23 million shares or 1.65% more from 9.08 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Morgan Stanley holds 0% or 57,871 shares in its portfolio. Pennsylvania-based Susquehanna International Llp has invested 0% in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK). Creative Planning has 0% invested in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK). Proshare Ltd Liability Co reported 91,333 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. Wells Fargo & Mn stated it has 0% in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK). Navellier And reported 0.05% in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK). Parametric Ltd Liability Co stated it has 57,840 shares. Dana Advsrs invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK). California Pub Employees Retirement stated it has 0% in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK). Vantage Invest Advisors Ltd Liability Com invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK). Gabelli Funds Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.05% in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK). Hancock holds 0.05% or 20,355 shares. Geode Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Com reported 119,081 shares. Archford Strategies Ltd stated it has 0.06% in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK). Moreover, Neuberger Berman Gp Ltd Liability Co has 0.01% invested in Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK).

Since March 6, 2017, it had 1 buying transaction, and 3 insider sales for $185,114 activity. 822 shares valued at $57,569 were sold by Bittner Elaine B. on Monday, March 6. Shares for $145,988 were sold by SCHIMKAITIS JOHN R. On Wednesday, May 3 the insider Bayard Eugene H bought $59,953.

Among 7 analysts covering Chesapeake Utilities (NYSE:CPK), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Chesapeake Utilities had 9 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Seaport Global initiated the shares of CPK in report on Friday, December 2 with “Neutral” rating. Robert W. Baird upgraded Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK) rating on Monday, August 10. Robert W. Baird has “Neutral” rating and $52.0 target. As per Friday, December 9, the company rating was initiated by Ladenburg Thalmann. Hilliard Lyons upgraded Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK) on Friday, June 24 to “Long-Term Buy” rating. On Tuesday, November 29 the stock rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform”. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, March 2 to “Neutral”. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Wednesday, April 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Monday, August 10 by Hilliard Lyons. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital given on Monday, August 10.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is an energy company. The company has market cap of $1.22 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: Regulated Energy and Unregulated Energy. It has a 27.86 P/E ratio. The Firm provides natural gas distribution and transmission; natural gas supply, gathering, processing and marketing; electric distribution and generation; propane distribution; propane and crude oil wholesale marketing; steam generation, and other energy-related services.

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