Traders purchased shares of Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) on weakness during trading 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 companies 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 have recently weighed in on SWN. KLR Group cut Southwestern Energy from an “accumulate” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, June 7th. Bank of America Corp. restated a “hold” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Friday, June 10th. Vetr lowered Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $13.92 target price for the company. in a research note on Monday, June 6th. Tudor Pickering upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group raised their target price on Southwestern Energy from $4.00 to $9.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.45.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $13.41 and its 200 day moving average price is $10.31. The stock’s market cap is $5.56 billion.

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

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors recently modified their holdings of the stock. South Dakota Investment Council boosted its position in shares of 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 period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its position in shares of 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 period. Mitchell Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of 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 period. GAM Holding AG boosted its position in shares of 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 period. Finally, 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 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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