Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWNGet Free Report) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $7.86.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $6.60 target price (down previously from $8.50) on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Seaport Res Ptn lowered Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Southwestern Energy from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $7.00 to $8.50 in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Citigroup increased their price objective on Southwestern Energy from $8.00 to $8.24 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Finally, UBS Group increased their price objective on Southwestern Energy from $6.00 to $6.25 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th.

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Hedge Funds Weigh In On Southwestern Energy

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Lindbrook Capital LLC raised its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 30.2% in the fourth quarter. Lindbrook Capital LLC now owns 6,747 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $44,000 after purchasing an additional 1,564 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning raised its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Creative Planning now owns 81,202 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $532,000 after purchasing an additional 1,592 shares in the last quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. raised its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 7.2% in the first quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 24,715 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $177,000 after purchasing an additional 1,668 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 0.5% in the third quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 352,696 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $2,275,000 after purchasing an additional 1,889 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV increased its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 12.8% during the third quarter. Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV now owns 17,512 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $107,000 after acquiring an additional 1,994 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 86.97% of the company’s stock.

Southwestern Energy Stock Up 0.4 %

SWN stock opened at $7.61 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. The company’s 50 day moving average is $6.86 and its 200 day moving average is $6.71. The stock has a market cap of $8.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.40 and a beta of 1.12. Southwestern Energy has a 1-year low of $4.57 and a 1-year high of $7.69.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWNGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The energy company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.29 billion. Southwestern Energy had a net margin of 23.87% and a return on equity of 11.74%. Southwestern Energy’s revenue for the quarter was down 49.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.26 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts predict that Southwestern Energy will post 0.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Southwestern Energy Company Profile

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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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