Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN)’s share price traded up 4.9% on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $14.46 and last traded at $14.44, with a volume of 6,123,070 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.77.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Group reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Monday. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Scotiabank reiterated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective (up from $13.00) on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Finally, Barclays PLC lifted their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy from $8.00 to $14.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Southwestern Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.16.

The company’s 50-day moving average is $13.40 and its 200-day moving average is $10.75. The firm’s market capitalization is $5.62 billion.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 22nd. The energy company reported ($0.09) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.01. The business had revenue of $522 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $517.49 million. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Southwestern Energy Co. will post $0.06 earnings per share for the current year.

Other large investors have made changes to their positions in the company. State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its stake in shares of 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. 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 worth $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 worth $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 worth $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 worth $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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