Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) Director Gregory D. Kerley sold 12,000 shares of Southwestern Energy stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.34, for a total transaction of $172,080.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 312,064 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,474,997.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) traded up 3.02% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $14.68. 11,587,244 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock’s market cap is $5.69 billion. Southwestern Energy Co. has a one year low of $5.00 and a one year high of $15.59. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $14.12 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.28.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 22nd. The energy company reported ($0.09) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.01. Southwestern Energy had a negative return on equity of 1.99% and a negative net margin of 220.65%. The company had revenue of $522 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $517.49 million. Analysts expect that Southwestern Energy Co. will post $0.05 earnings per share for the current year.

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Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Capital Research Global Investors boosted its stake in Southwestern Energy by 25.7% in the second quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 55,881,426 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $702,988,000 after buying an additional 11,428,991 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Southwestern Energy by 23.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 43,459,895 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $546,724,000 after buying an additional 8,190,765 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its stake in Southwestern Energy by 3.8% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 23,670,239 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $297,763,000 after buying an additional 870,008 shares in the last quarter. Capital World Investors boosted its stake in Southwestern Energy by 1.1% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 13,522,269 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $170,110,000 after buying an additional 141,587 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its stake in Southwestern Energy by 12.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 11,754,835 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $147,876,000 after buying an additional 1,261,839 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 98.78% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. KLR Group downgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from an “accumulate” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $13.00 price target for the company. in a report on Tuesday, June 7th. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Friday, June 10th. Vetr downgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $13.92 price target for the company. in a report on Monday, June 6th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Monday, August 1st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.44.

Southwestern Energy Company Profile

Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The Company operates through two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Midstream Services. Its operations are focused on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas.

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