Press coverage about Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southwestern Energy earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the energy company an impact score of 45.7327509991601 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE SWN) opened at 6.02 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is $3.00 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $5.44 and its 200-day moving average is $6.50. Southwestern Energy has a 52 week low of $5.00 and a 52 week high of $14.98.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The energy company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.08). The firm had revenue of $811.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $810.00 million. Southwestern Energy had a negative net margin of 9.46% and a positive return on equity of 25.19%. Southwestern Energy’s revenue was up 55.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.09) earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Southwestern Energy will post $0.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

SWN has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub cut Southwestern Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Cowen and Company set a $9.00 price objective on Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $8.00 price objective on Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut their price objective on Southwestern Energy from $9.00 to $8.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.00.

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Southwestern Energy Company Profile

Southwestern Energy Company is an 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 in northeast Pennsylvania are primarily focused on the unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Marcellus Shale.

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