Investors purchased shares of Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $63.32 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $30.35 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $32.97 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Southwestern Energy had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Southwestern Energy traded down ($0.08) for the day and closed at $13.21

A number of research firms recently commented on SWN. KLR Group downgraded Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday, April 25th. Vetr upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.22 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 13th. 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 report on Tuesday, April 26th. Tudor Pickering upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Thursday, March 24th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Southwestern Energy has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.45.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $13.41 and a 200 day moving average price of $10.26. The stock’s market capitalization is $5.08 billion.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 22nd. The energy company reported ($0.09) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.03. The firm earned $522 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $517.49 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that Southwestern Energy Co. will post ($0.13) EPS for the current year.

Other hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. State of Tennessee Treasury Department increased its stake 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 valued at $77,542,000 after buying an additional 6,310,094 shares during the period. Zweig DiMenna Associates LLC increased its stake in Southwestern Energy by 50.6% in the fourth quarter. Zweig DiMenna Associates LLC now owns 319,250 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $2,270,000 after buying an additional 107,250 shares during the period. Guinness Asset Management Ltd increased its stake in Southwestern Energy by 38.4% in the fourth quarter. Guinness Asset Management Ltd now owns 689,538 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $4,903,000 after buying an additional 191,138 shares during the period. Andra AP fonden increased its stake 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 period. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group increased its stake 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 valued at $14,252,000 after buying an additional 474,815 shares during the period.

Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The Company operates through two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Midstream Services. Its operations are focused on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas.

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