Chesapeake Energy Is Reducing Leverage at the Wrong Time
Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK ) is a prime example of a company that overspent in the past and is now forced to cut back spending during the market rebound. The worst part of it all is that the energy company is forced to unload assets that apparently aren't wanted by the market at favorable valuations.
In not much of a big surprise, Chesapeake Energy finished spinning off the oilfield services division to existing investors due to a lack of market appetite for the service firm faced with the reduced drilling spending of the parent. In addition, the company announced several other transactions to reduce leverage.
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