This week I bought my first positions in CHK. A main factor was the strong insider buying, especially by the pres/CEO. Especially in a stock this far off its 52-week low, insider buying is impressive.
Also, when I checked the free cash flow/market cap as reported on Yahoo Finance, CHK's ratio was .2676. Compare COP, a very decent stock, at only .0645. Last time I checked XOM and BP in late January, they were at .08982 and .03122, respectively.
According to Yahoo Finance today: CHK's price/sales ratio is 2.54. Compare industry average 4.24, BR 4.6, APC 3.34. CHK's PEG ratio is 0.63. Compare industry average 1.27, BR 0.93, APC 0.88. CHK is better on all these ratios.
Then consider that even if global warming is occurring and thus winter nat gas use isn't as high in North America, SUMMER use will not decrease because of global warming and may well increase with air conditioning, etc.
What about U.S. politics? Both Dems and Repubs like nat gas, unlike nuclear energy and coal and to some extent oil and oil shale. So even if Dems gain in Congress this fall, nat gas should do fine.
No wonder that just yesterday The Street.com listed CHK as among half a dozen energy stocks it liked due to insider buying.