Strs Ohio boosted its stake in Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) by 1.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 411,457 shares of the energy company’s stock after buying an additional 7,457 shares during the period. Strs Ohio owned 0.08% of Southwestern Energy Company worth $5,694,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in SWN. Capital Research Global Investors raised its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy Company by 25.7% in the second quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 55,881,426 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $702,988,000 after buying an additional 11,428,991 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy Company by 23.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 43,459,895 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $546,724,000 after buying an additional 8,190,765 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy Company by 3.8% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 23,670,239 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $297,763,000 after buying an additional 870,008 shares during the period. Capital World Investors raised its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy Company by 1.1% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 13,522,269 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $170,110,000 after buying an additional 141,587 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy Company by 12.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 11,754,835 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $147,876,000 after buying an additional 1,261,839 shares during the period. 97.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN)

Shares of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) opened at 10.04 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $4.91 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $11.04 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.51. Southwestern Energy Company has a 12-month low of $5.30 and a 12-month high of $15.59.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 20th. The energy company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.04. The company earned $651 million during the quarter. Southwestern Energy Company had a negative net margin of 187.25% and a negative return on equity of 2.58%. Southwestern Energy Company’s revenue was down 13.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.01 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Southwestern Energy Company will post ($0.01) earnings per share for the current year.

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SWN has been the subject of several recent research reports. Robert W. Baird raised Southwestern Energy Company from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $18.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, November 28th. BMO Capital Markets upgraded Southwestern Energy Company from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $18.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, November 28th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Bank of America Corporation downgraded Southwestern Energy Company from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their target price for the stock from $16.00 to $9.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 4th. Tudor Pickering downgraded Southwestern Energy Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $10.00 target price on Southwestern Energy Company and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 18th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.07.

In related news, insider Robert Craig Owen sold 37,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.22, for a total transaction of $458,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 101,649 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,242,150.78. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Jennifer N. Mccauley sold 3,611 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.61, for a total value of $45,534.71. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 21,399 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $269,841.39. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.16% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Southwestern Energy Company

Southwestern Energy Company is an independent 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 are focused on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas.

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