Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) shares traded up 8.3% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $1.99 and last traded at $1.95, 16,876,955 shares changed hands during trading. A decline of 5% from the average session volume of 17,796,957 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.80.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Bank of America reissued an “underperform” rating and set a $2.50 price objective (down previously from $3.00) on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reduced their price objective on shares of Southwestern Energy to $3.50 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 12th. UBS Group raised shares of Southwestern Energy from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $3.10 to $1.90 in a research note on Wednesday, August 14th. Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of Southwestern Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $2.83 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, July 9th. Finally, Oppenheimer assumed coverage on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research note on Thursday, June 6th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Southwestern Energy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.20.

The company has a quick ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. The company has a market cap of $996.03 million, a PE ratio of 1.80, a P/E/G ratio of 0.34 and a beta of 1.02. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $2.26 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $3.59.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 6th. The energy company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $667.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $851.21 million. Southwestern Energy had a return on equity of 19.16% and a net margin of 26.70%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 18.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.18 EPS. Analysts forecast that Southwestern Energy will post 0.6 EPS for the current year.

In other Southwestern Energy news, CFO Julian Mark Bott bought 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 9th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $1.90 per share, with a total value of $47,500.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 25,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $47,500. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider William J. Way bought 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 9th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $1.91 per share, for a total transaction of $191,000.00. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 771,362 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,473,301.42. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 0.66% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of SWN. AQR Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 19.9% during the 2nd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 37,154,242 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $115,178,000 after purchasing an additional 6,167,475 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 7.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 62,638,942 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $197,938,000 after purchasing an additional 4,404,518 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 5.6% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 82,398,453 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $386,448,000 after purchasing an additional 4,393,227 shares in the last quarter. Invesco Ltd. grew its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 87.4% during the 2nd quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 9,090,853 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $28,727,000 after purchasing an additional 4,240,832 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in Southwestern Energy by 15.3% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 30,097,406 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $102,636,000 after purchasing an additional 4,004,463 shares in the last quarter. 94.63% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN)

Southwestern Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. The company focuses on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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