Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) – Research analysts at Capital One Financial dropped their Q4 2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note issued on Friday. Capital One Financial analyst B. Velie now forecasts that the energy company will post earnings of $0.09 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.10. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for Southwestern Energy’s Q1 2018 earnings at $0.15 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.15 EPS.
A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Cowen set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Credit Suisse Group lowered their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy from $6.00 to $5.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday. Royal Bank of Canada set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services lowered shares of Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $4.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday. Finally, B. Riley upgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $5.00 to $5.85 in a research report on Friday. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.14.
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cetera Investment Advisers acquired a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy during the 2nd quarter worth $108,000. NuWave Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy during the 4th quarter worth $117,000. Stevens Capital Management LP acquired a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy during the 3rd quarter worth $135,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue acquired a new position in Southwestern Energy in the 4th quarter valued at about $166,000. Finally, Smith Moore & CO. acquired a new position in Southwestern Energy in the 3rd quarter valued at about $202,000. 77.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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About Southwestern Energy
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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