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Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN) was downgraded by investment analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN) opened at 37.77 on Tuesday. Southwestern Energy has a 52-week low of $25.63 and a 52-week high of $39.35. The stock’s 50-day moving average is currently $35.53. The company’s market cap is $13.216 billion.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 20th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.44. The company had revenue of $559.78 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $712.60 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. Southwestern Energy’s revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Southwestern Energy will post $1.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.

SWN has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note to investors on Thursday, March 21st. They now have a $38.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of Southwestern Energy from $39.00 to $44.00 in a research note to investors on Tuesday, March 19th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note to investors on Wednesday, March 6th. They now have a $32.00 price target on the stock.

Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Southwestern Energy has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $36.61.

Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production.

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