Traders 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 companies tracked, Southwestern Energy had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Southwestern Energy traded up $1.26 for the day and closed at $14.47

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Stephens raised Southwestern Energy from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Southwestern Energy from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective for the company 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. Finally, Nomura restated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have assigned a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.45.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $13.41 and a 200 day moving average of $10.31. The stock’s market capitalization is $5.61 billion.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last issued its quarterly earnings data 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 firm earned $522 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $517.49 million. On average, analysts forecast that Southwestern Energy Co. will post ($0.05) EPS for the current year.

Other hedge funds recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. South Dakota Investment Council boosted its stake 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 in the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its stake 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 in the last quarter. Mitchell Group Inc. boosted its stake 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 in the last quarter. GAM Holding AG boosted its stake 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 in the last quarter. Finally, TD Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake 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 in 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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