Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN)’s share price shot up 1.7% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $14.00 and last traded at $13.80, with a volume of 4,920,514 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.57.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on SWN shares. KLR Group cut shares of Southwestern Energy from an “accumulate” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, June 7th. Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Friday, June 10th. Vetr cut shares of Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $13.92 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, June 6th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-three have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Southwestern Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.40.

The firm’s market cap is $5.37 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $13.52 and a 200-day moving average price of $10.99.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 22nd. The energy company reported ($0.09) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.01. The company earned $522 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $517.49 million. Analysts forecast that Southwestern Energy Co. will post $0.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in SWN. State of Tennessee Treasury Department increased its stake in 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 valued at $77,542,000 after buying an additional 6,310,094 shares during the last quarter. Russell Frank Co increased its stake in 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 during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in 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 during the last quarter. 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 valued at $1,469,000 after buying an additional 158,200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bridgewater Associates LP increased its stake in Southwestern Energy by 41.5% in the fourth quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 250,088 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,778,000 after buying an additional 73,387 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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