Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eighteen ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have assigned a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $5.41.

A number of research firms have weighed in on SWN. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group dropped their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy to $5.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 8th. Morgan Stanley set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 29th. B. Riley set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 18th. Finally, MKM Partners reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $4.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th.

Southwestern Energy stock opened at $4.01 on Wednesday. Southwestern Energy has a 1-year low of $3.23 and a 1-year high of $6.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.11 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a current ratio of 0.69.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 13.9% in the third quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 501,142 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $2,561,000 after purchasing an additional 61,327 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 0.3% in the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,325,094 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $6,771,000 after purchasing an additional 3,486 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 1,723.1% in the third quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,516,216 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $7,747,000 after purchasing an additional 1,433,049 shares during the last quarter. United Services Automobile Association raised its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 164.4% in the third quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 204,742 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,046,000 after purchasing an additional 127,308 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 6.8% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 7,923,463 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $40,489,000 after purchasing an additional 503,489 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 97.29% of the company’s stock.

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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