Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) – Investment analysts at KeyCorp cut their FY2016 earnings estimates for shares of Southwestern Energy Company in a research report issued on Tuesday. KeyCorp analyst D. Deckelbaum now forecasts that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $0.07 for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.12. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Southwestern Energy Company’s Q4 2016 earnings at $0.17 EPS.

Several other research analysts have also recently commented on SWN. Tudor Pickering cut shares of Southwestern Energy Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 2nd. Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy Company from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $18.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, November 28th. RBC Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Southwestern Energy Company in a report on Wednesday, January 4th. Bank of America cut shares of Southwestern Energy Company from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $16.00 to $9.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 4th. Finally, National Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy Company in a report on Monday, October 24th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.07.

Earnings History and Estimates for Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN)

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Shares of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) opened at 10.04 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $11.04 and a 200 day moving average of $12.51. Southwestern Energy Company has a 52-week low of $5.30 and a 52-week high of $15.59. The firm’s market capitalization is $4.91 billion.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. The energy company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.04. The company earned $651 million during the quarter. Southwestern Energy Company had a negative return on equity of 2.58% and a negative net margin of 187.25%. Southwestern Energy Company’s revenue was down 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.01 EPS.

In other Southwestern Energy Company news, insider Robert Craig Owen sold 37,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.22, for a total transaction of $458,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 101,649 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,242,150.78. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Jennifer N. Mccauley sold 3,611 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.61, for a total transaction of $45,534.71. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 21,399 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $269,841.39. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.16% of the company’s stock.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SWN. Kernodle & Katon Asset Management Group LLC raised its position in Southwestern Energy Company by 164.8% in the third quarter. Kernodle & Katon Asset Management Group LLC now owns 7,282 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 4,532 shares during the last quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Southwestern Energy Company during the third quarter valued at about $112,000. Virtus Investment Advisers Inc. purchased a new position in Southwestern Energy Company during the third quarter valued at about $130,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Southwestern Energy Company by 90.6% in the third quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 9,420 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $130,000 after buying an additional 4,477 shares during the last quarter. Finally, OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. raised its position in Southwestern Energy Company by 131.7% in the second quarter. OLD Mutual Customised Solutions Proprietary Ltd. now owns 9,500 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 5,400 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.64% of the company’s stock.

Southwestern Energy Company Company Profile

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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