Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN)’s share price traded down 2.9% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $13.44 and last traded at $13.56, with a volume of 5,629,687 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.96.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 11th. Seaport Global Securities upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, July 8th. Nomura reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Thursday, June 30th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Thursday, June 30th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.45.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $13.43 and its 200-day moving average price is $10.10. The stock’s market capitalization is $5.15 billion.

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

Several institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. State of Tennessee Treasury Department increased its position in Southwestern Energy by 137.3% in the fourth quarter. State of Tennessee Treasury Department now owns 10,906,067 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $77,542,000 after buying an additional 6,310,094 shares during the last quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. increased its position in Southwestern Energy by 1,444.4% in the fourth quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. now owns 735,150 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $5,226,000 after buying an additional 687,550 shares during the last quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC increased its position in Southwestern Energy by 145.1% in the fourth quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC now owns 1,013,800 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $7,208,000 after buying an additional 600,100 shares during the last quarter. Mitchell Group Inc. increased its position in Southwestern Energy by 40.9% in the fourth quarter. Mitchell Group Inc. now owns 1,985,807 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $14,119,000 after buying an additional 576,920 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group increased its position in Southwestern Energy by 31.0% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 2,004,593 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $14,252,000 after buying an additional 474,815 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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