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Shares of Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $13.99.

A number of research firms have recently commented on SFY. 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 (NYSE:SFY) opened at 11.35 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 $11.70 and its 200-day moving average is $11.38. The company’s market cap is $497.7 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.

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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