Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) – Equities researchers at US Capital Advisors lifted their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, August 30th. US Capital Advisors analyst C. Horwitz now expects that the energy company will earn $0.19 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.15. US Capital Advisors also issued estimates for Southwestern Energy’s FY2018 earnings at $0.90 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.22 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.23 EPS and Q4 2019 earnings at $0.24 EPS.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The energy company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $816.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $809.41 million. Southwestern Energy had a return on equity of 17.78% and a net margin of 18.37%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.08 earnings per share.

Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.75 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 17th. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on Southwestern Energy from $2.50 to $4.00 and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 24th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on Southwestern Energy in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $4.30 target price for the company. Finally, Scotiabank set a $7.00 target price on Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 6th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Southwestern Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.91.

Southwestern Energy stock opened at $5.34 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.14 and a beta of 0.84. Southwestern Energy has a 12 month low of $3.42 and a 12 month high of $6.72.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of 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 acquiring an additional 20,000 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE raised its position in shares of 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 acquiring an additional 16,533 shares during the last quarter. Bayesian Capital Management LP bought a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy during the first quarter worth about $150,000. LPL Financial LLC bought a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy during the first quarter worth about $152,000. Finally, Creative Planning bought a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy during the second quarter worth about $169,000. Institutional investors own 90.83% 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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