News stories about Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southwestern Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the energy company an impact score of 45.8952868449313 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets set a $9.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $8.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Scotiabank set a $8.00 target price on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $8.00 target price on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Southwestern Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.00.

Shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) traded down $0.03 during trading on Thursday, reaching $6.10. 10,879,323 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 17,631,822. The company has a current ratio of 1.88, a quick ratio of 1.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.66. Southwestern Energy has a 12-month low of $4.90 and a 12-month high of $12.85. The company has a market cap of $3,140.00, a P/E ratio of 15.52 and a beta of 1.17.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The energy company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.07 by ($0.01). Southwestern Energy had a net margin of 16.31% and a return on equity of 23.99%. The company had revenue of $737.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $773.99 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.03 earnings per share. Southwestern Energy’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Southwestern Energy will post 0.48 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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