Bridgewater Associates LP boosted its position in shares of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) by 117.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 8,234,921 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,449,396 shares during the period. Southwestern Energy makes up 0.5% of Bridgewater Associates LP’s portfolio, making the stock its 17th biggest position. Bridgewater Associates LP owned 1.66% of Southwestern Energy worth $50,068,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in SWN. Retirement Systems of Alabama grew its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 3.5% during the 1st quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 240,706 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,967,000 after purchasing an additional 8,084 shares in the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD grew its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 18.7% during the 1st quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 43,657 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $356,000 after purchasing an additional 6,865 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 8.5% during the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 975,723 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $7,971,000 after purchasing an additional 76,651 shares in the last quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board grew its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 105.7% during the 1st quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 198,878 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $1,625,000 after purchasing an additional 102,199 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. grew its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 3.8% during the 1st quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 79,524 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $650,000 after purchasing an additional 2,898 shares in the last quarter. 89.57% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) traded up 4.601% on Wednesday, hitting $6.025. 9,341,156 shares of the stock traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $5.43 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.57. The stock’s market capitalization is $3.00 billion. Southwestern Energy Company has a 12-month low of $5.00 and a 12-month 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 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 $811.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $810.00 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.09) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 55.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Southwestern Energy Company will post $0.55 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on SWN. Citigroup Inc. lowered their price target on shares of Southwestern Energy from $9.00 to $8.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 21st. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Friday, July 14th. Barclays PLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Friday, July 7th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Sunday, September 3rd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.33.

Southwestern Energy 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN)

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