News headlines about Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southwestern Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the energy company an impact score of 47.0856056712346 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) traded down $0.11 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $3.53. 8,850,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 30,300,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.66, a quick ratio of 1.88 and a current ratio of 1.88. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,810.00, a PE ratio of 5.69 and a beta of 0.96. Southwestern Energy has a twelve month low of $3.48 and a twelve month high of $9.15.

SWN has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Scotiabank set a $8.00 target price on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, October 21st. Cowen set a $8.00 target price on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Raymond James Financial cut shares of Southwestern Energy from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Southwestern Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.29.

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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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