Bulls Gaining Control of Chesapeake Energy

chk New York, December 24th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) ended the trading session lower by $0.26 or -1.48% from its previous close. Chesapeake's price action in the session formed what is considered to be a Hammer, where bears drove prices lower intraday. However, the strong finish indicates that bulls regained control, forming a trend reversal.

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) produces oil and natural gas. The Company's operations are focused on discovering, developing and acquiring conventional and unconventional natural gas reserves onshore in the United States.

Chesapeake's stock has been trading in a well defined range with calculated support at $16.52 and resistance at $17.58. This range can be used by traders to plan their next moves.

Traders wanting to establish a position in Chesapeake Energy or traders that are already holding the stock can use the hammer formation to their advantage, since the pattern signal a potential bullish trend reversal.

The Hammer is an important candlestick pattern, as it can mark bottoms and support levels. Further buying pressure, and preferably on expanding volume, is needed before acting, as heavy volume will serve to confirm the validity of the reversal.

In the case of Chesapeake Energy, traders who want to add to their positions or start a new position, need to watch for confirmation of the reversal. Below a Hammer illustration:

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