Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) shares traded up 5.1% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $12.98 and last traded at $12.96, with a volume of 16,890,507 shares. The stock had previously closed at $12.33.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on SWN shares. Nomura restated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Tuesday. Cowen and Company downgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $9.07 to $12.27 in a research report on Monday, April 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price target on shares of Southwestern Energy from $10.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Vetr downgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $13.31 price target on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, June 14th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Monday, April 18th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have given a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.45.

The company’s market capitalization is $4.95 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of $13.26 and a 200-day moving average of $9.87.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 21st. The energy company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.13. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.22 EPS. The firm had revenue of $579 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $540.03 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 37.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Southwestern Energy Co. will post ($0.15) EPS for the current year.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently modified their holdings of SWN. Stevens Capital Management LP boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 22.2% in the fourth quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP now owns 228,866 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $1,627,000 after buying an additional 41,609 shares during the last quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,790,000. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 6.0% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 1,355,202 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $9,635,000 after buying an additional 77,100 shares during the last quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 173,574 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $1,234,000 after buying an additional 2,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 5.7% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 496,969 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $3,533,000 after buying an additional 26,960 shares during the last quarter.

Southwestern Energy Company is an energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production (E&P). The Company is focused on creating and capturing additional value through its natural gas gathering and marketing businesses, which it refer to as Midstream Services. The Company conducts its business through subsidiaries.

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