Headlines about Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southwestern Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 47.0898814095131 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Southwestern Energy (NYSE SWN) traded up 2.30% on Friday, reaching $5.34. 14,334,973 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Southwestern Energy has a 52-week low of $5.00 and a 52-week high of $15.59. The company’s 50 day moving average is $5.75 and its 200-day moving average is $7.14. The stock’s market cap is $2.66 billion.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The energy company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $811 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $810 million. Southwestern Energy had a negative net margin of 9.46% and a positive return on equity of 25.19%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 55.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.09) earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Southwestern Energy will post $0.55 EPS for the current year.

SWN has been the subject of a number of research reports. BidaskClub cut Southwestern Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Cowen and Company set a $9.00 target price on Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Citigroup Inc. lowered their target price on Southwestern Energy from $9.00 to $8.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $9.00 target price (down previously from $10.00) on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Saturday, April 22nd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Southwestern Energy has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.55.

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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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