Swift Energy Company Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (NYSE:SFY)
Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Net reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $16.11.
Shares of Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) traded up 1.04% on Thursday, hitting $11.68. 204,012 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Swift Energy Company has a one year low of $8.80 and a one year high of $15.75. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $10.53 and a 200-day moving average of $12.29. The company’s market cap is $507.8 million.
Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) last released its earnings data on Thursday, February 27th. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.13. The company had revenue of $146.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $148.06 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.26 earnings per share. Swift Energy Company’s revenue was down 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Swift Energy Company will post $0.10 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SFY shares. Analysts at Barclays reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of Swift Energy Company in a research note on Wednesday. They now have a $9.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group cut their price target on shares of Swift Energy Company from $17.00 to $14.00 in a research note on Tuesday, March 11th. Finally, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Swift Energy Company from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 4th. They now have a $11.90 price target on the stock.
Swift Energy Company is engaged in developing, exploring, acquiring, and operating oil and natural gas properties, with a focus on oil and natural gas reserves in Texas as well as onshore and in the inland waters of Louisiana.
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