Wall Street analysts forecast that Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) will post $0.20 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have made estimates for Southwestern Energy’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.27 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.11. Southwestern Energy reported earnings of $0.06 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 233.3%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, October 25th.

On average, analysts expect that Southwestern Energy will report full-year earnings of $0.89 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.72 to $1.05. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $0.81 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.40 to $1.27. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Southwestern Energy.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The energy company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $816.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $809.41 million. Southwestern Energy had a net margin of 18.37% and a return on equity of 17.78%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.08 earnings per share.

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday. Macquarie set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 26th. BMO Capital Markets cut shares of Southwestern Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, September 6th. Johnson Rice cut shares of Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. Finally, Citigroup upped their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.72.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SWN. Fox Run Management L.L.C. bought a new stake in shares of Southwestern Energy during the third quarter valued at approximately $101,000. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC grew its stake 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 valued at $110,000 after purchasing an additional 20,000 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE grew its stake 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 valued at $127,000 after purchasing an additional 16,533 shares during the last quarter. Bayesian Capital Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Southwestern Energy during the first quarter valued at approximately $150,000. Finally, LPL Financial LLC bought a new stake in shares of Southwestern Energy during the first quarter valued at approximately $152,000. 90.80% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Southwestern Energy stock traded up $0.26 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $5.60. 15,468,700 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 20,171,871. The company has a current ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.38 and a beta of 0.87. Southwestern Energy has a 12 month low of $3.42 and a 12 month high of $6.72.

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 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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