Equities analysts expect Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) to post $798.46 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have made estimates for Southwestern Energy’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $843.86 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $759.50 million. Southwestern Energy posted sales of $811.00 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 1.5%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Southwestern Energy will report full-year sales of $3.40 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $3.28 billion to $3.52 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will report sales of $3.37 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $2.84 billion to $3.99 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Southwestern Energy.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The energy company reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $920.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $895.65 million. Southwestern Energy had a net margin of 25.51% and a return on equity of 19.14%. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.18 earnings per share.

SWN has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 16th. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy from $2.00 to $2.50 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a report on Monday, April 30th. ValuEngine cut shares of Southwestern Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 target price on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $4.30 target price on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Friday, June 1st. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.04.

Shares of Southwestern Energy stock traded down $0.01 on Monday, hitting $5.19. The company had a trading volume of 635,076 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,961,172. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.00, a current ratio of 2.03 and a quick ratio of 2.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.00 billion, a PE ratio of 11.75 and a beta of 0.83. Southwestern Energy has a 52 week low of $3.42 and a 52 week high of $6.72.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. State of Wisconsin Investment Board lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 9.8% in the 1st quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 151,999 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $658,000 after acquiring an additional 13,520 shares in the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 14.0% in the 1st quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 112,045 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $485,000 after acquiring an additional 13,728 shares in the last quarter. ING Groep NV lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 24.0% in the 4th quarter. ING Groep NV now owns 77,320 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $431,000 after acquiring an additional 14,961 shares in the last quarter. Gargoyle Investment Advisor L.L.C. lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 43.4% in the 1st quarter. Gargoyle Investment Advisor L.L.C. now owns 55,798 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $242,000 after acquiring an additional 16,898 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Barings LLC lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 18.5% in the 4th quarter. Barings LLC now owns 111,692 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $623,000 after acquiring an additional 17,469 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.32% 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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