News coverage about Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southwestern Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the energy company an impact score of 45.8952868449313 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several analysts recently commented on the stock. Cowen and Company set a $9.00 target price on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Sunday, September 3rd. Citigroup Inc. cut their target price on shares of Southwestern Energy from $9.00 to $8.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Finally, Barclays PLC cut their target price on shares of Southwestern Energy from $6.00 to $5.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.00.

Southwestern Energy (SWN) traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $6.10. 10,879,323 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 17,631,822. The company has a current ratio of 1.88, a quick ratio of 1.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.66. The company has a market cap of $3,140.00, a P/E ratio of 15.52 and a beta of 1.17. Southwestern Energy has a fifty-two week low of $4.90 and a fifty-two week high of $12.85.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The energy company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $737.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $773.99 million. Southwestern Energy had a return on equity of 23.99% and a net margin of 16.31%. Southwestern Energy’s quarterly revenue was up 13.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.03 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Southwestern Energy will post 0.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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