Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN):

  • 9/12/2017 – Southwestern Energy had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $9.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/3/2017 – Southwestern Energy had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at KeyCorp.
  • 8/25/2017 – Southwestern Energy was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 8/24/2017 – Southwestern Energy was given a new $8.00 price target on by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 8/8/2017 – Southwestern Energy was given a new $8.00 price target on by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 8/7/2017 – Southwestern Energy was given a new $8.00 price target on by analysts at Scotiabank. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 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.

Shares of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE SWN) opened at 5.85 on Thursday. The stock’s market capitalization is $2.91 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average is $5.44 and its 200 day moving average is $6.56. Southwestern Energy Company has a 52 week low of $5.00 and a 52 week high of $14.98.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The energy company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.08). Southwestern Energy had a positive return on equity of 25.19% and a negative net margin of 9.46%. The company had revenue of $811.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $810.00 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.09) earnings per share. Southwestern Energy’s revenue was up 55.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Southwestern Energy Company will post $0.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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