Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) by 15.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 30,097,406 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,004,463 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 0.05% of Southwestern Energy worth $102,636,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC raised its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 2.4% in the 4th quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 120,675 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $411,000 after purchasing an additional 2,771 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 1.8% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 234,863 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $801,000 after purchasing an additional 4,084 shares during the period. Comerica Bank raised its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 1.5% in the 4th quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 378,032 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $1,690,000 after purchasing an additional 5,640 shares during the period. OLD National Bancorp IN raised its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 9.0% in the 4th quarter. OLD National Bancorp IN now owns 101,585 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $346,000 after purchasing an additional 8,394 shares during the period. Finally, Balasa Dinverno & Foltz LLC raised its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 12.7% in the 4th quarter. Balasa Dinverno & Foltz LLC now owns 79,235 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $270,000 after purchasing an additional 8,915 shares during the period. 94.63% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of SWN stock opened at $4.10 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77. Southwestern Energy has a 1 year low of $3.23 and a 1 year high of $6.23. The firm has a market cap of $2.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.02 and a beta of 1.22.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 28th. The energy company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by ($0.03). Southwestern Energy had a net margin of 23.47% and a return on equity of 23.46%. The business had revenue of $1.18 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1 billion. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Southwestern Energy will post 0.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on SWN shares. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group lowered their price target on shares of Southwestern Energy to $5.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 8th. Morgan Stanley set a $4.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 29th. B. Riley set a $7.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 18th. MKM Partners reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $4.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Wednesday, January 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 13th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Southwestern Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.71.

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Southwestern Energy 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 development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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