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Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Stock Down on Moody's Negative Note

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Chesapeake Energy (CHK - Get Report) shares are slumping 1.27% to $7.41 on Friday after Moody's said earlier today that the company's cash margins in 2016 will be hurt by high gathering and transportation costs (G&T).

These costs pertain to gathering, compressing, treating, and transporting fuel, the credit reporting agency stated.

The company is at a disadvantage compared to its peers whose G&T costs are not as high. On top of that, sliding oil prices are also adding to the company's concerns, the agency noted.

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Additionally, Chespeake Energy stock is declining in late morning trading with decreasing oil prices. Brent crude is falling 0.59% to $48.93 per barrel while crude oil (WTI) is gaining 0.31% to $42.36 per barrel, according to the index.

Chesapeake Energy produces oil and natural gas through acquisition, exploration, and development of from underground reservoirs in the U.S.

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