Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) dropped 4% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $13.44 and last traded at $13.56, with a volume of 5,732,467 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $14.12.

SWN has been the topic of several recent research reports. Nomura restated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Southwestern Energy from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $12.00 to $14.00 in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Vetr upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $14.64 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, June 27th. KLR Group upped their price objective on Southwestern Energy from $13.00 to $14.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 13th. Finally, Stephens upgraded Southwestern Energy from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Five investment 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 company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.40.

The firm’s market cap is $5.28 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $13.54 and a 200 day moving average of $10.96.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last released its earnings results on Friday, July 22nd. The energy company reported ($0.09) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.01. The business earned $522 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $517.49 million. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Southwestern Energy Co. will post $0.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Zweig DiMenna Associates LLC raised its position 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 last quarter. Andra AP fonden raised its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 277.9% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 226,993 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,614,000 after buying an additional 166,920 shares in the last quarter. Russell Frank Co raised its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 193.7% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 320,011 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $2,020,000 after buying an additional 211,053 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group raised its stake in shares of 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 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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