Southwestern Energy (SWN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $5.58.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. B. Riley set a $7.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 13th. Capital One Financial cut shares of Southwestern Energy from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, December 20th. MKM Partners assumed coverage on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Wednesday, December 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $6.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $4.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 29th.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Comerica Bank grew its position in Southwestern Energy by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 378,032 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $1,690,000 after acquiring an additional 5,640 shares in the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC grew its position in Southwestern Energy by 13.9% in the third quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 501,142 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $2,561,000 after acquiring an additional 61,327 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its position in Southwestern Energy by 0.3% in the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,325,094 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $6,771,000 after acquiring an additional 3,486 shares in the last quarter. Courier Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Southwestern Energy during the fourth quarter valued at about $48,000. Finally, Meeder Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in Southwestern Energy by 31.2% during the fourth quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 38,837 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $133,000 after buying an additional 9,240 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 94.61% of the company’s stock.

Southwestern Energy stock opened at $4.49 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.51 billion, a PE ratio of 4.40 and a beta of 1.31. Southwestern Energy has a fifty-two week low of $3.23 and a fifty-two week high of $6.23. The company has a current ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98.

About Southwestern Energy

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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