Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) was down 1.1% on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $3.60 and last traded at $3.64. Approximately 32,909,200 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 10% from the average daily volume of 29,789,982 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.60.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on SWN shares. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of Southwestern Energy from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Pi Financial lowered shares of Southwestern Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. ValuEngine lowered shares of Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Mizuho lowered shares of Southwestern Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.58.

The company has a market capitalization of $1,870.00, a PE ratio of 5.87 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a current ratio of 1.88, a quick ratio of 1.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.66.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Shell Asset Management Co. bought a new position in Southwestern Energy in the third quarter valued at $1,880,000. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC grew its position in Southwestern Energy by 11.1% in the fourth quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 2,714,953 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $15,149,000 after purchasing an additional 271,913 shares in the last quarter. Brookfield Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Southwestern Energy in the second quarter valued at $3,040,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 85.6% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,570,697 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $9,550,000 after acquiring an additional 724,639 shares during the period. Finally, AMG National Trust Bank grew its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 325.5% in the 3rd quarter. AMG National Trust Bank now owns 258,138 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,578,000 after acquiring an additional 197,465 shares during the period. 77.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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