Press coverage about Chesapeake Utilities (NYSE:CPK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chesapeake Utilities earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.7004796417051 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Chesapeake Utilities (NYSE CPK) opened at $82.70 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 0.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. The firm has a market cap of $1,347.60, a PE ratio of 30.65, a P/E/G ratio of 4.82 and a beta of 0.26. Chesapeake Utilities has a fifty-two week low of $63.00 and a fifty-two week high of $86.35.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.325 dividend. This represents a $1.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. Chesapeake Utilities’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 48.33%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on CPK. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Chesapeake Utilities from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Sidoti began coverage on shares of Chesapeake Utilities in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $85.00 price target on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Chesapeake Utilities from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th.

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Chesapeake Utilities Company Profile

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (Chesapeake) is an energy company. The Company operates through two segments: Regulated Energy and Unregulated Energy. The Company 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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