Q1 2018 EPS Estimates for Southwestern Energy (SWN) Increased by KeyCorp
Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) – Research analysts at KeyCorp lifted their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Southwestern Energy in a report released on Tuesday. KeyCorp analyst D. Deckelbaum now expects that the energy company will post earnings of $0.25 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.23. KeyCorp has a “Hold” rating on the stock. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Southwestern Energy’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.20 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.21 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.87 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.32 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.28 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.10 EPS.
A number of other research firms also recently issued reports on SWN. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Barclays cut their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy from $6.00 to $5.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Wolfe Research upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $6.00 to $7.00 in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Southwestern Energy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.95.
Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The energy company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $737.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $773.99 million. Southwestern Energy had a net margin of 16.31% and a return on equity of 23.99%. Southwestern Energy’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.03 EPS.
A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of SWN. Capstone Asset Management Co. increased its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 30.4% in the 2nd quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 40,209 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $244,000 after buying an additional 9,363 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE grew its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 31,715 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $193,000 after purchasing an additional 1,959 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado grew its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 92,056 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $560,000 after purchasing an additional 341 shares during the period. NGAM Advisors L.P. grew its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 391.3% during the 2nd quarter. NGAM Advisors L.P. now owns 210,526 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $1,280,000 after purchasing an additional 167,677 shares during the period. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its stake in shares of Southwestern Energy by 11.0% during the 2nd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 314,536 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $1,909,000 after purchasing an additional 31,240 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 88.71% of the company’s stock.
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Southwestern Energy Company Profile
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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