Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) has been given a $9.00 price target by investment analysts at BMO Capital Markets in a research note issued on Tuesday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the energy company’s stock. BMO Capital Markets’ price objective indicates a potential upside of 44.93% from the company’s previous close.

Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Citigroup Inc. reduced their price target on shares of Southwestern Energy from $9.00 to $8.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Barclays PLC reduced their price target on shares of Southwestern Energy from $6.00 to $5.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $8.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.00.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) opened at $6.21 on Tuesday. Southwestern Energy has a 1 year low of $4.90 and a 1 year high of $12.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.66, a current ratio of 1.88 and a quick ratio of 1.88. The company has a market cap of $3,330.77, a PE ratio of 16.25 and a beta of 1.17.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The energy company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $737.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $773.99 million. Southwestern Energy had a return on equity of 23.99% and a net margin of 16.31%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.03 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Southwestern Energy will post 0.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in SWN. Bridgewater Associates LP grew its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 117.5% during the second quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 8,234,921 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $50,068,000 after acquiring an additional 4,449,396 shares during the last quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 77.5% during the second quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 8,405,909 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $51,108,000 after acquiring an additional 3,669,743 shares during the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D grew its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 1,111.1% during the second quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 3,270,000 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $19,882,000 after acquiring an additional 3,000,000 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. grew its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 398.8% during the second quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 3,685,212 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $22,111,000 after acquiring an additional 2,946,374 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN grew its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 57.2% during the second quarter. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN now owns 6,840,087 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $41,588,000 after acquiring an additional 2,487,525 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.48% of the company’s stock.

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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