Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Equities Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for Southwestern Energy (SWN)
Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) – Equities research analysts at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group raised their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Southwestern Energy in a report issued on Wednesday, August 8th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group analyst M. Mcallister now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of $0.13 for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.12. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group also issued estimates for Southwestern Energy’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.21 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.79 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.37 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.22 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.22 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.99 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.39 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.23 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.06 EPS.
Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The energy company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.02. Southwestern Energy had a return on equity of 17.78% and a net margin of 18.37%. The firm had revenue of $816.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $809.41 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.08 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .6% on a year-over-year basis.
Southwestern Energy stock opened at $5.34 on Monday. Southwestern Energy has a 12-month low of $3.42 and a 12-month high of $6.72. The company has a current ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.26 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.14 and a beta of 0.76.
Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Matarin Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Southwestern Energy during the first quarter valued at about $1,839,000. Price Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy in the second quarter worth approximately $714,000. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 7.3% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 2,113,234 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $9,150,000 after acquiring an additional 143,547 shares during the period. Foundry Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 158.7% in the second quarter. Foundry Partners LLC now owns 2,020,639 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $10,709,000 after acquiring an additional 1,239,569 shares during the period. Finally, Thompson Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 59.5% in the first quarter. Thompson Investment Management Inc. now owns 108,450 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $470,000 after acquiring an additional 40,450 shares during the period. 86.09% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Southwestern Energy Company Profile
Southwestern Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. The company focuses on the Marcellus Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 191,226 net acres in Northeast Appalachia; Marcellus Shale, Utica, and Upper Devonian unconventional natural gas and oil reservoirs covering approximately 290,291 net acres in Southwest Appalachia; and the Fayetteville Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 917,842 net acres in Arkansas.
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