Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) Forecasted to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.15 Per Share
Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) – Stock analysts at US Capital Advisors reduced their Q1 2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of Southwestern Energy Company in a research note issued on Thursday. US Capital Advisors analyst C. Horwitz now forecasts that the firm will post earnings of $0.15 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.22.
Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 23rd. The energy company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.04. The company earned $684 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $645.55 million. Southwestern Energy Company had a negative net margin of 187.25% and a negative return on equity of 2.58%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.02) EPS.
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A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on SWN. Tudor Pickering cut Southwestern Energy Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 2nd. Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy Company from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $18.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, November 28th. BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy Company from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $18.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, November 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Bank of America Corp lowered shares of Southwestern Energy Company from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $16.00 to $9.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 4th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $15.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy Company in a report on Wednesday, January 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have issued a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.34.
Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) opened at 7.66 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $8.34 and a 200-day moving average of $10.90. The stock’s market cap is $3.77 billion. Southwestern Energy Company has a one year low of $7.02 and a one year high of $15.59.
Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Kernodle & Katon Asset Management Group LLC raised its stake in Southwestern Energy Company by 164.8% in the third quarter. Kernodle & Katon Asset Management Group LLC now owns 7,282 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 4,532 shares during the period. Lazard Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Southwestern Energy Company during the third quarter worth $112,000. ARP Americas LLC purchased a new stake in Southwestern Energy Company during the fourth quarter worth $125,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Southwestern Energy Company by 90.6% in the third quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 9,420 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $130,000 after buying an additional 4,477 shares during the period. Finally, Virtus Investment Advisers Inc. purchased a new stake in Southwestern Energy Company during the third quarter worth $130,000. 98.21% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Southwestern Energy Company Company Profile
Southwestern Energy Company is an 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 in northeast Pennsylvania are primarily focused on the unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Marcellus Shale.
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