Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) shares rose 1.7% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $14.00 and last traded at $13.80, with a volume of 4,920,514 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $13.57.

SWN has been the topic of several recent research reports. Vetr cut Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $10.58 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Monday, April 18th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Monday, April 18th. Cowen and Company cut Southwestern Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $9.07 to $12.27 in a research report on Monday, April 25th. KLR Group cut Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Monday, April 25th. Finally, National Securities initiated coverage on Southwestern Energy in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $13.00 price objective on the stock. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-three have issued a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.40.

The stock’s market capitalization is $5.37 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is $13.53 and its 200-day moving average is $11.03.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last announced 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 firm had revenue of $522 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $517.49 million. Analysts expect that Southwestern Energy Co. will post $0.06 EPS for the current year.

Other institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Bridgewater Associates LP raised its position 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. Andra AP fonden raised its position 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. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position 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. Finally, State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its position 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.

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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