A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN):

  • 8/3/2017 – Southwestern Energy was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/27/2017 – Southwestern Energy was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Since natural gas accounts for almost all of the  Southwestern Energy’s reserves and production, its results are vulnerable to negative near-term outlook for the commodity. Moreover, an oversupplied U.S. natural gas market with low demand provides little space for the company to flourish. The company is facing pressure on top line. Over the past three years (2014–2016), total revenues declined at a CAGR of 22.3%. Continued pressure on oil and gas prices are the primarily reasons for decrease in revenues. We are also concerned with the company’s high debt load. At the end of the first quarter, the company’s debt balance stood at $4.4 billion compared with cash balance of $659.1 million in the balance sheet. In fact, the company’s debt-to-equity ratio is 341.5%, higher than the broader industry average of 99.4%.”
  • 7/27/2017 – Southwestern Energy was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 7/21/2017 – Southwestern Energy had its price target lowered by analysts at Citigroup Inc. from $9.00 to $8.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/20/2017 – Southwestern Energy had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $9.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/19/2017 – Southwestern Energy was given a new $9.00 price target on by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/14/2017 – Southwestern Energy had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $10.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/7/2017 – Southwestern Energy had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $6.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/1/2017 – Southwestern Energy was given a new $9.00 price target on by analysts at Scotiabank. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 6/27/2017 – Southwestern Energy had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $8.00 price target on the stock.
  • 6/27/2017 – Southwestern Energy was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 6/10/2017 – Southwestern Energy was given a new $10.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The energy company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by $0.08. Southwestern Energy had a negative net margin of 9.46% and a positive return on equity of 25.19%. The business had revenue of $811 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $810 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.09) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 55.4% on a year-over-year basis.

Southwestern Energy Company is an 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 in northeast Pennsylvania are primarily focused on the unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Marcellus Shale.

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