Swift Energy Company Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (NYSE:SFY)
Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $13.99.
Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) opened at 11.40 on Tuesday. Swift Energy Company has a 1-year low of $8.80 and a 1-year high of $15.14. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $11.84 and its 200-day moving average is $11.38. The company’s market cap is $499.8 million.
Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $155.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $138.50 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.15 earnings per share. Swift Energy Company’s revenue was up 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Swift Energy Company will post $0.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SFY shares. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Swift Energy Company from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 6th. They now have a $13.90 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Barclays reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of Swift Energy Company in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. They now have a $10.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $11.00. Finally, analysts at SunTrust raised their price target on shares of Swift Energy Company from $11.00 to $12.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. They now have a “neutral” rating 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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