Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) – Stock analysts at B. Riley lifted their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for Southwestern Energy in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, October 9th. B. Riley analyst R. Rashid now anticipates that the energy company will earn $0.33 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.31. B. Riley currently has a “Buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Southwestern Energy’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.22 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.27 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.45 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.35 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.67 EPS.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The energy company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.02. Southwestern Energy had a net margin of 18.37% and a return on equity of 17.78%. The firm had revenue of $816.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $809.41 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.08 EPS. The company’s revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of other research analysts also recently commented on SWN. Morgan Stanley set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday. BMO Capital Markets set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, August 12th. Scotiabank set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Macquarie lifted their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy from $5.00 to $5.75 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 6th. Finally, Johnson Rice downgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.72.

Shares of SWN opened at $5.34 on Thursday. Southwestern Energy has a one year low of $3.42 and a one year high of $6.72. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.00 billion, a PE ratio of 12.07 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a quick ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 34.5% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 61,871,297 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $327,918,000 after buying an additional 15,866,736 shares during the period. Stelliam Investment Management LP boosted its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 15.6% during the 2nd quarter. Stelliam Investment Management LP now owns 29,450,000 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $156,085,000 after buying an additional 3,972,500 shares during the period. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 22.1% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 15,484,858 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $82,070,000 after buying an additional 2,798,500 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 103.7% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 14,598,144 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $77,371,000 after buying an additional 7,430,243 shares during the period. Finally, Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN boosted its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 81.5% during the 1st quarter. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN now owns 12,487,570 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $54,071,000 after buying an additional 5,608,144 shares during the period. 90.80% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Southwestern Energy Company Profile

Southwestern Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. The company focuses on the Marcellus Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 191,226 net acres in Northeast Appalachia; Marcellus Shale, Utica, and Upper Devonian unconventional natural gas and oil reservoirs covering approximately 290,291 net acres in Southwest Appalachia; and the Fayetteville Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 917,842 net acres in Arkansas.

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