Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) Coverage Initiated at StockNews.com

StockNews.com began coverage on shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWNFree Report) in a research note published on Friday morning. The firm issued a hold rating on the energy company’s stock.

A number of other analysts also recently commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a hold rating and issued a $6.60 price objective (down previously from $8.50) on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Mizuho raised Southwestern Energy from an underperform rating to a neutral rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $6.00 to $9.00 in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Scotiabank downgraded Southwestern Energy from a sector outperform rating to a sector perform rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $9.00 to $9.50 in a research note on Thursday. Seaport Res Ptn downgraded Southwestern Energy from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Susquehanna boosted their target price on Southwestern Energy from $6.50 to $7.00 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Monday, March 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $8.11.

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Southwestern Energy Trading Up 0.4 %

Shares of SWN stock opened at $7.42 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 0.82. Southwestern Energy has a 1 year low of $4.57 and a 1 year high of $7.69. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $7.05 and a two-hundred day moving average of $6.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.17 billion, a PE ratio of 5.26 and a beta of 1.12.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWNGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The energy company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.04. Southwestern Energy had a return on equity of 11.74% and a net margin of 23.87%. The company had revenue of $1.69 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.29 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.26 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 49.9% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts expect that Southwestern Energy will post 0.62 EPS for the current year.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Rise Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Southwestern Energy during the first quarter valued at $25,000. Pingora Partners LLC purchased a new position in Southwestern Energy in the fourth quarter valued at about $30,000. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust grew its stake in Southwestern Energy by 481.1% in the fourth quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 4,655 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $30,000 after purchasing an additional 3,854 shares in the last quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC grew its stake in Southwestern Energy by 390.9% in the fourth quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 5,400 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $35,000 after purchasing an additional 4,300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Atlas Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Southwestern Energy in the fourth quarter valued at about $38,000. 86.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Southwestern Energy Company Profile

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Southwestern Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Marketing. The company focuses on the development of unconventional natural gas and oil reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Louisiana.

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