Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) has been given a $7.00 price objective by research analysts at Macquarie in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “hold” rating on the energy company’s stock. Macquarie’s price target indicates a potential upside of 34.36% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other research firms have also issued reports on SWN. Morgan Stanley lowered Southwestern Energy to a “sell” rating and set a $3.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday. BMO Capital Markets set a $7.00 price objective on Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, August 12th. Citigroup boosted their price objective on Southwestern Energy from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Johnson Rice lowered Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.75 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 17th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.66.

Shares of SWN opened at $5.21 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.37 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.84 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a current ratio of 0.66. Southwestern Energy has a 1 year low of $3.42 and a 1 year high of $6.72.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The energy company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by $0.02. Southwestern Energy had a return on equity of 17.78% and a net margin of 18.37%. The company had revenue of $816.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $809.41 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.08 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Southwestern Energy will post 0.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in Southwestern Energy by 2,836.9% during the second quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 20,705 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $110,000 after buying an additional 20,000 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE grew its position in Southwestern Energy by 222.5% during the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 23,962 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 16,533 shares in the last quarter. Bayesian Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Southwestern Energy during the first quarter worth about $150,000. LPL Financial LLC purchased a new position in Southwestern Energy during the first quarter worth about $152,000. Finally, Creative Planning purchased a new position in Southwestern Energy during the second quarter worth about $169,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.81% 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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