Unusual Trading Activity for Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)

Posted on 03/08/2012 by Ella Gold


NEW YORK (AVAFIN) -- A record number of Chesapeake Energy Corporation call contracts were traded during the busy trading session. There were 3.8 call contracts traded for each put contract yielding a 0.27 put/call ratio where 4,102 put and 15,418 call contracts exchanged hands.

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Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation rose $0.52 (+2.21%) to $24.08 in today's trading session. The price of CHK ranged between $23.35 - $24.24. Volume is 11M in relation to the three month average volume of 16M shares. CHK is trading above the 50 day moving average and lower than the 200 day moving average. The stock's 52 week low is $20.41 and 52 week high is $35.75. To date, the stock has gained 6.31% within the last month.

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