Analysts expect that Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) will post earnings of $0.25 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have provided estimates for Southwestern Energy’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.18 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.34. Southwestern Energy reported earnings of $0.28 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 10.7%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, April 25th.

On average, analysts expect that Southwestern Energy will report full-year earnings of $0.71 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.52 to $1.05. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $0.84 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.58 to $1.56. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Southwestern Energy.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 28th. The energy company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $1.18 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1 billion. Southwestern Energy had a net margin of 13.90% and a return on equity of 26.15%.

A number of research firms recently commented on SWN. B. Riley set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 18th. Morgan Stanley set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. MKM Partners restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $4.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group lowered their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy to $5.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 8th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.61.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. B. Riley Wealth Management Inc. lifted its stake in Southwestern Energy by 14.5% in the 4th quarter. B. Riley Wealth Management Inc. now owns 19,620 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $67,000 after purchasing an additional 2,485 shares during the last quarter. Peoples Financial Services CORP. increased its position in shares of Southwestern Energy by 21.7% during the fourth quarter. Peoples Financial Services CORP. now owns 14,600 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $50,000 after acquiring an additional 2,600 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC grew its position in 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 in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its position in Southwestern Energy by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,325,094 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $6,771,000 after purchasing an additional 3,486 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its position in 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 in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.61% of the company’s stock.

Shares of SWN traded down $0.26 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $4.47. The stock had a trading volume of 24,781,307 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,956,053. The company has a quick ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98. Southwestern Energy has a 52 week low of $3.23 and a 52 week high of $6.23. The stock has a market cap of $2.56 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.38 and a beta of 1.31.

About Southwestern Energy

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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