Investors sold shares of Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) on strength during trading on Friday. $68.49 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $162.76 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $94.27 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Southwestern Energy had the 4th highest net out-flow for the day. Southwestern Energy traded up $1.26 for the day and closed at $14.47

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on SWN shares. KLR Group downgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating and set a $13.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Monday, April 25th. Vetr raised shares of Southwestern Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.22 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. Tudor Pickering raised shares of Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, Stephens raised shares of Southwestern Energy from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.45.

The firm’s market capitalization is $5.56 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $13.41 and a 200 day moving average price of $10.31.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last released its earnings results on Friday, July 22nd. The energy company reported ($0.09) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.10) by $0.01. The business earned $522 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $517.49 million. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Southwestern Energy Co. will post ($0.07) earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. South Dakota Investment Council increased its position in Southwestern Energy by 672.0% in the fourth quarter. South Dakota Investment Council now owns 318,340 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $2,263,000 after buying an additional 277,103 shares during the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its position in Southwestern Energy by 10.3% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 1,034,057 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $7,352,000 after buying an additional 96,950 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. GAM Holding AG increased its position in Southwestern Energy by 291.1% in the fourth quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 231,009 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $1,644,000 after buying an additional 171,940 shares during the last quarter. Finally, TD Asset Management Inc. increased its position in 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.

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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