Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) – Analysts at Capital One Financial Corporation decreased their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Capital One Financial Corporation analyst B. Velie now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of $0.79 for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.90.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The energy company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.01). Southwestern Energy had a return on equity of 23.99% and a net margin of 16.31%. The company had revenue of $737.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $773.99 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.03 EPS. Southwestern Energy’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year.

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Other equities research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $8.00 price target on Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. BMO Capital Markets set a $9.00 price target on Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Mizuho cut Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Scotiabank set a $8.00 price target on Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies cut their price target on Southwestern Energy from $8.00 to $6.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.00.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) traded down $0.07 during trading on Monday, hitting $6.19. The stock had a trading volume of 17,706,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 17,584,029. Southwestern Energy has a twelve month low of $4.90 and a twelve month high of $12.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.66, a current ratio of 1.88 and a quick ratio of 1.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,200.00, a PE ratio of 15.65 and a beta of 1.17.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of SWN. Bridgewater Associates LP lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 117.5% in the second quarter. Bridgewater Associates LP now owns 8,234,921 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $50,068,000 after acquiring an additional 4,449,396 shares in the last quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 77.5% in the second quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 8,405,909 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $51,108,000 after acquiring an additional 3,669,743 shares in the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 1,111.1% in the second quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 3,270,000 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $19,882,000 after acquiring an additional 3,000,000 shares in the last quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 398.8% in the second quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 3,685,212 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $22,111,000 after acquiring an additional 2,946,374 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN lifted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 57.2% in the second quarter. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN now owns 6,840,087 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $41,588,000 after acquiring an additional 2,487,525 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.36% of the company’s stock.

About Southwestern Energy

Southwestern Energy Company is an 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 in northeast Pennsylvania are primarily focused on the unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Marcellus Shale.

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