Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Southwestern Energy in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. KeyCorp analyst D. Deckelbaum forecasts that the firm will earn $0.16 per share for the quarter. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Southwestern Energy’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.12 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.13 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.60 EPS.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. The energy company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.04. Southwestern Energy had a negative return on equity of 2.58% and a negative net margin of 187.25%. The firm had revenue of $651 million for the quarter. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.01 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 13.1% on a year-over-year basis.

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Earnings History and Estimates for Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN)

Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on SWN. Jefferies Group reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Monday, August 1st. Citigroup Inc. upped their price target on Southwestern Energy from $8.00 to $14.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 12th. KLR Group upped their price target on Southwestern Energy from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 1st. Finally, GMP Securities started coverage on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Wednesday, September 28th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $11.00 price objective on the stock. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-one have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Southwestern Energy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.66.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) opened at 11.47 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $11.22 and its 200 day moving average is $13.00. Southwestern Energy has a 12-month low of $5.00 and a 12-month high of $15.59. The company’s market cap is $5.61 billion.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. D.A. Davidson & CO. acquired a new stake in Southwestern Energy during the third quarter valued at approximately $207,000. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 96.4% in the third quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 20,663,388 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $285,981,000 after buying an additional 10,140,658 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC purchased a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy during the third quarter valued at about $349,000. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 198.1% in the third quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. now owns 89,098 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,236,000 after buying an additional 59,210 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 1.3% in the third quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 152,030 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $2,104,000 after buying an additional 1,982 shares during the last quarter. 96.80% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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In related news, Director Gregory D. Kerley sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.34, for a total transaction of $172,080.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 312,064 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,474,997.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 1.16% of the company’s stock.

About Southwestern Energy

Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The Company operates through two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Midstream Services. Its operations are focused on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas.

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