Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN)’s share price traded up 5.1% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company 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.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Seaport Global Securities raised Southwestern Energy from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday. Nomura reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Thursday, June 30th. Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Thursday, June 30th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “underweight” rating and set a $8.00 price target (up from $7.00) on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Friday, July 1st. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-one have given a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.45.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $13.26 and its 200-day moving average is $9.87. The stock’s market cap is $4.95 billion.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 21st. The energy company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.13. The company had revenue of $579 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $540.03 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.22 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 37.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Southwestern Energy Co. will post ($0.15) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors recently made changes to their positions in SWN. TD Asset Management Inc. increased its stake 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 valued at $1,234,000 after buying an additional 2,800 shares in the last quarter. Andra AP fonden raised its position in Southwestern Energy by 326.9% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 206,600 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,469,000 after buying an additional 158,200 shares during the last quarter. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC raised its position in Southwestern Energy by 30.6% in the fourth quarter. Paradigm Asset Management Co. LLC now owns 208,200 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,480,000 after buying an additional 48,800 shares during the last quarter. Amica Pension Fund Board of Trustees raised its position in Southwestern Energy by 133.3% in the fourth quarter. Amica Pension Fund Board of Trustees now owns 218,730 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,555,000 after buying an additional 124,995 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in Southwestern Energy by 277.9% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 226,993 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,614,000 after buying an additional 166,920 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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