Shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN – Get Free Report) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have issued a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $7.69.
SWN has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. UBS Group upped their price target on Southwestern Energy from $6.00 to $7.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $5.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. StockNews.com started coverage on Southwestern Energy in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. The Goldman Sachs Group increased their price objective on Southwestern Energy from $5.00 to $5.50 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, Citigroup increased their price objective on Southwestern Energy from $6.50 to $7.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th.
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Southwestern Energy Price Performance
SWN stock opened at $7.55 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.59. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $6.68 and a 200-day simple moving average of $6.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.31 billion, a PE ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.39. Southwestern Energy has a 1 year low of $4.57 and a 1 year high of $7.69.
Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN – Get Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The energy company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.07 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.50 billion. Southwestern Energy had a return on equity of 23.55% and a net margin of 48.82%. The business’s revenue was down 69.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.33 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Southwestern Energy will post 0.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Southwestern Energy Company Profile
Southwestern Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Marketing. The company focuses on the development of unconventional natural gas and oil reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Louisiana.
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