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Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Stock Ratings News reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $13.99.

Shares of Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) traded down 1.62% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $10.96. The stock had a trading volume of 236,021 shares. Swift Energy Company has a one year low of $8.80 and a one year high of $15.14. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $11.25 and a 200-day moving average of $11.8. The company’s market cap is $480.1 million.

Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $148.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $132.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.16 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Swift Energy Company will post $0.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SFY shares. Analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. downgraded shares of Swift Energy Company from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse downgraded shares of Swift Energy Company from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, May 5th. They now have a $10.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Global Hunter Securities cut their price target on shares of Swift Energy Company from $17.00 to $14.00 in a research note on Monday, May 5th.

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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