Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) was downgraded by analysts at Mizuho from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat.com reports.

A number of other research firms have also recently weighed in on SWN. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Friday, November 10th. BMO Capital Markets set a $9.00 price target on Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and issued a $8.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Wolfe Research upgraded Southwestern Energy from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and raised their price target for the company from $6.00 to $7.00 in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Southwestern Energy presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.95.

Shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) opened at $5.41 on Tuesday. Southwestern Energy has a 52 week low of $4.90 and a 52 week high of $9.93. The company has a quick ratio of 1.88, a current ratio of 1.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.66. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,770.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.73 and a beta of 1.23.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The energy company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.01). Southwestern Energy had a net margin of 16.31% and a return on equity of 23.99%. The business had revenue of $737.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $773.99 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.03 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 13.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Southwestern Energy will post 0.43 EPS for the current year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of SWN. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 26.4% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,038,414 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $18,474,000 after purchasing an additional 635,222 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. increased its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 17.4% during the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 96,399 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $586,000 after purchasing an additional 14,262 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 175.5% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 2,146,056 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $13,049,000 after purchasing an additional 1,367,151 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 99.9% during the second quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 73,828 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $449,000 after purchasing an additional 36,890 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Eaton Vance Management increased its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 1.9% during the second quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 77,522 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $471,000 after purchasing an additional 1,445 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.55% of the company’s stock.

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About Southwestern Energy

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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