Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. reduced its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) by 23.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 28,248 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 8,542 shares during the period. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Southwestern Energy were worth $231,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Cleararc Capital Inc. increased its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 2.2% in the first quarter. Cleararc Capital Inc. now owns 12,185 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 261 shares during the last quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy during the first quarter valued at about $101,000. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy during the first quarter valued at approximately $103,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 25.3% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 9,900 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the period. Finally, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy during the first quarter valued at approximately $111,000. 92.99% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE SWN) traded down 2.79% on Thursday, hitting $5.22. 19,600,477 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s market cap is $2.64 billion. Southwestern Energy Company has a 1-year low of $5.21 and a 1-year high of $15.59. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $5.90 and its 200 day moving average price is $7.33.

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Several brokerages recently commented on SWN. Citigroup Inc. dropped their price target on shares of Southwestern Energy from $9.00 to $8.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $10.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Barclays PLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $6.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Cowen and Company raised shares of Southwestern Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $14.00 to $11.00 in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Finally, National Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Monday, May 1st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.65.

About Southwestern Energy

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN)

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