An issue of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) debt fell 2.7% as a percentage of its face value during trading on Thursday. The debt issue has a 7.75% coupon and will mature on October 1, 2027. The debt is now trading at $99.56 and was trading at $102.88 last week. Price moves in a company’s debt in credit markets sometimes predict parallel moves in its stock price.

SWN has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Southwestern Energy from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Cowen set a $9.00 price objective on Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $6.00 price objective on Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Scotiabank set a $8.00 price objective on Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 21st. Finally, Barclays upped their price objective on Southwestern Energy from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.14.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE SWN) traded up $0.05 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $3.69. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 43,000,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 31,935,558. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,138.23, a P/E ratio of 5.86 and a beta of 0.96. Southwestern Energy has a 12-month low of $3.42 and a 12-month high of $9.15. The company has a current ratio of 1.88, a quick ratio of 1.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.66.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN lifted 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 in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 10.0% during the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 6,678,572 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $37,267,000 after acquiring an additional 604,783 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 6.9% during the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 4,744,841 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $28,991,000 after acquiring an additional 308,147 shares in the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 15.3% during the third quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 3,770,000 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $23,035,000 after acquiring an additional 500,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 1.3% during the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,479,965 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $19,419,000 after acquiring an additional 45,986 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 77.27% 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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