Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eighteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and ten have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $2.93.

SWN has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 3rd. UBS Group boosted their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy from $1.90 to $2.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday. Bank of America boosted their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy from $0.55 to $1.70 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, April 20th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy from $3.00 to $3.50 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 28th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 30th.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 0.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 84,324,244 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $142,508,000 after buying an additional 367,390 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 29.8% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 56,233,635 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $95,035,000 after buying an additional 12,904,286 shares during the last quarter. Kopernik Global Investors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 39.8% in the first quarter. Kopernik Global Investors LLC now owns 27,801,608 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $46,985,000 after buying an additional 7,908,826 shares during the last quarter. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN lifted its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 58.2% in the first quarter. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN now owns 26,519,679 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $44,818,000 after buying an additional 9,756,747 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 38.1% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 20,782,263 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $35,101,000 after buying an additional 5,728,479 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Southwestern Energy stock traded down $0.08 during trading on Friday, hitting $2.45. The stock had a trading volume of 185,527 shares, compared to its average volume of 17,778,648. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of $3.00 and a 200 day simple moving average of $2.28. The company has a market capitalization of $1.30 billion, a PE ratio of -1.07 and a beta of 1.56. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.41. Southwestern Energy has a 1 year low of $1.06 and a 1 year high of $3.90.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 30th. The energy company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.03. Southwestern Energy had a negative net margin of 47.35% and a positive return on equity of 8.56%. The business had revenue of $592.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $659.76 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.27 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 40.2% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities analysts expect that Southwestern Energy will post 0.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Southwestern Energy

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 development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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