Commonwealth Equity Services LLC increased its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) by 8.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 117,904 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,168 shares during the period. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC’s holdings in Southwestern Energy were worth $602,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 34.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 61,871,297 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $327,918,000 after buying an additional 15,866,736 shares in the last quarter. Stelliam Investment Management LP increased its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 15.6% in the second quarter. Stelliam Investment Management LP now owns 29,450,000 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $156,085,000 after buying an additional 3,972,500 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 22.1% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 15,484,858 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $82,070,000 after buying an additional 2,798,500 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 103.7% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 14,598,144 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $77,371,000 after buying an additional 7,430,243 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Millennium Management LLC increased its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 17.6% in the second quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 11,747,033 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $62,259,000 after buying an additional 1,756,507 shares in the last quarter. 96.91% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

SWN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $5.75 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Friday, November 16th. Johnson Rice cut shares of Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Southwestern Energy from $4.50 to $5.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. Bank of America raised shares of Southwestern Energy from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $7.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut shares of Southwestern Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $7.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Thursday, September 6th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Southwestern Energy currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.80.

In related news, SVP Jennifer N. Mccauley sold 10,850 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.88, for a total transaction of $63,798.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 30,799 shares in the company, valued at $181,098.12. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.70% of the company’s stock.

SWN opened at $4.42 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $2.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.05 and a beta of 0.61. Southwestern Energy has a twelve month low of $3.42 and a twelve month high of $6.23. The company has a current ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.62.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The energy company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $951.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $889.13 million. Southwestern Energy had a net margin of 14.22% and a return on equity of 22.07%. Equities analysts predict that Southwestern Energy will post 0.95 EPS for the current year.

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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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