Winning CHK Stock Forecast: Chesapeake Energy Stock Posts Gains of 26.11% in 7 Days

“The underlying strength of our operations, coupled with higher realized prices, resulted in our best financial performance since before the downturn in 2014. For the second consecutive quarter, we recorded significant growth in our earnings and cash flow. ”

-Doug Lawler, Chesapeake’s Chief Executive Officer

(Source: Glassdoor)

Last week, Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) jumped from $3.6 at closing on May 14 and closed at $4.54 on May 22, a solid 26.11% gain. Overall, the stock has gained over 50% in the last 3 months whereas the SPDR Energy Select Sector rose only  by around 15% over the same time period. From May 10 to May 17, Chesapeake had its greatest week long increases since March 2016. This boost in stock price appear to be a result of an overall gain in the energy sector due to rising crude oil and natural gas prices as well as strong Q1 reports posted earlier in the month. The large one week rise of CHK can be seen in the chart below:

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Winning ESND Stock Forecast: Essendant Gives Crystal Clear Return Of 36.16% In 14 Days

“We are confident we will deliver more than half of our expected cost savings in 2018, building to a run rate of more than $50 million by 2020. We expect stronger earnings performance in the second half as we fully execute against the strategic drivers we’ve outlined”

– Ric Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer of Essendant

[Image Source: By Lally54 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons]

Over the 14 days period from May 8th to May 22th, 2018 Essendant’s stock price saw significant price jump of more than 36%. Although, the overall ESND stock performance indicators for the last quarter suggest that this may not be the best stock pick for investors because it missed the analysts’ earnings expectations, it is still interesting from M&A perspective. Based on the press release on May 16, 2018 the company received the merger proposal from Staples Inc. to acquire all shares of Essendant stock for $11.50 per share in cash. The market’s reaction was immediate and investors observed ESND stock growth resulting in 36.16% during the above-mentioned period. The below chart illustrates this:

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Winning Stock Forecast: Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) Up 340.47% In 1-Year As Forecasted Amid Its Stock Volatility

Winning Stock Forecast: Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) Up 340.47% In 1-Year As Forecasted Amid Its Stock Volatility

[Source: Live Trading News, May 23, 2018]

“Already, this year to-date, we have achieved multiple successes with our pipeline of Nektar invented medicines across three therapeutic areas, immuno-oncology, immunology and pain. In the area of chronic pain, we will submit the NDA for NKTR-181 to the FDA this month”

— Howard Robin – President and CEO of Nektar Therapeutics

Summary

  • Over the past year  NKTR went up 340.47%
  • They are one of the most robust growers investors more so during the past 12 months – due to many catalysts powering the firm.
  • Nektar recently commenced the phase 1B study of NKTR-358 for systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • If the mentioned drug can post robust clinical outcomes as prognosticated, it can cut into the $45.5B autoimmune diseases market to deliver significantly more upsides for Nektar.

Over the past year, from May 21 2017 through May 21 2018, NKTR produced a whopping 340.47% return to investors. Nektar Therapeutics is one of the most robust growers investors have encountered in all years of analytical research, especially during the past 12 months: this is due to many catalysts powering the firm. One, the company obtained the $1.85 billion collaborative deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb on February 14, 2018 for the investigation of NKTR-214 in 20 different cancer diagnoses. Approximately two months afterwards (on April 12), the company announced the dosing of the first patient in the REVEAL trial that created substantial value to their investing thesis. Nevertheless, all recent developments are minuscule compared to what will come. In this article, we’ll clarify the latest catalysts that gave Nektar substantial upside in the long haul, and will continue to do so in the coming months.

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Winning Stock Forecast: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) Returns up to 19.14% in 14 days as forecasted

Whiting Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas primarily in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. The company sells its oil and gas production to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. As of December 31, 2017, it had interests in 1,980 net productive wells on approximately 490,000 net developed acres, as well as total estimated proved reserves of 617.6 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Over the 14 days after I Know First issued its bullish forecast for WLL on May 7, 2018, Whiting Petroleum Corporation’s stock price jumped from $46.54 to $53.39 per share, outperforming the market by about 14%. The company’s Q1 results of 2018 contributed to the growth, released with the following highlights:

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Winning KERX Stock Forecast: Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Continues To Save Its Patients And Surges With 19.55% In 7 Days

“Revenue growth in the first quarter of 2018, as compared to the first quarter of 2017, was driven by an increase in Auryxia prescription and tablet demand, partially offset, by a reduction in the net price realized per tablet due to an increase in our gross-to-net adjustment”

– Scott Holmes, Senior Vice President and CFO of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

[Image Source: Glassdoor]

Over the 7 days period from May 9th to May 16th, 2018 KERX stock price saw significant price jump of more than 19%. The overall KERX stock performance indicators for the last quarter suggest that this may be the consequence of the company’s results achieved in 1Q 2018. Based on the press release on May 10, 2018 the following highlights are important to analyse:

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Winning SMRT Stock Forecast: Stein Mart Inc. Surpasses Expectations With 87.31% Gain In 1 Month

“Positive spring selling trends have continued into other markets in February as the spring selling season spreads. This gives us confidence that as warmer weather arrives in other parts of the country and spring selling continues to ramp up we will see similar results. We are encouraged by the clear signs that we are off to a good start for the spring season”

-MaryAnne Morin, President of Stein Mart Inc.

(Source: Flickr)

Over the past month from April 15 to May 15, SMRT (Stein Mart) stock has seen a large increase of over 85%. In comparison, NASDAQ composite merely increased by 2.73% from $7,156.30 to $7,351.63 over the same time period. SMRT’s stock price from April 15 to May 15 can be seen in the graph below.

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Winning ASNA Stock Forecast: Ascena Makes Major Gains Of 28.63% in 3 Days

These capabilities are key building blocks of our larger transformation roadmap to deploy and utilize an enhanced suite of merchandise planning and marketing systems. These systems will enhance our ability to compete in today’s retail environment and we will continue our aggressive rollout schedule for the next 12 to 18 months.

-David Jaffe, CEO of Ascena Retail Group Inc.

(Source: Flickr)

In only the 3 day period between May 13-16, ASNA’s stock increased by over 25%.  On May 15, the stock was trading 19.64% and 20.98% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. These results can be seen on the graph below.

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