Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN)’s share price traded down 4.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $13.70 and last traded at $13.78, with a volume of 6,819,639 shares. The stock had previously closed at $14.38.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. National Securities upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $13.00 to $17.00 in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Scotiabank reiterated a “sector perform” rating and set a $16.00 price target (up previously from $13.00) on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Cowen and Company downgraded Southwestern Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $9.07 to $12.27 in a research report on Monday, April 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price target on Southwestern Energy from $10.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Finally, Vetr downgraded Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $13.31 price target on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, June 14th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-three have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.40.

The firm’s market capitalization is $5.32 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $13.66 and a 200 day moving average price of $11.19.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last issued its quarterly earnings results 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 business had revenue of $522 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $517.49 million. On average, analysts predict that Southwestern Energy Co. will post $0.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have modified their holdings of SWN. State of Tennessee Treasury Department raised its position 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 in the last quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy during the fourth quarter worth $2,609,000. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position 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 worth $1,614,000 after buying an additional 166,920 shares in the last quarter. Andra AP fonden raised its position 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 worth $1,469,000 after buying an additional 158,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bridgewater Associates LP raised its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 41.5% in the fourth quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 250,088 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $1,778,000 after buying an additional 73,387 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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