Price Target Analysis: Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN)

Andrew Cummings
March 1, 2017

SWN has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Vanguard Group Inc owns $388.51 million in Southwestern Energy Company, which represents roughly 9.08% of the company's market cap and approximately 11.07% of the institutional ownership. The highest analyst price target is $19.00, which implies a rally of -50 percent. For the next 5 years, Southwestern Energy Company is expecting Growth of 59.37% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was -36.77% per annum.

Southwestern Energy Company has 1 year price target of $13.13. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Following the transaction, the SVP - Administration is left with a stake of 20,599 shares, now valued at $156758. Analysts pegging the company with a rating of 3 would be indicating a Hold recommendation. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) has been given a consensus rating of "Hold" by the thirty-three brokerages that are presently covering the company.

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Shares of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) opened at 7.35 on Monday. 9,473,533 shares of the company were exchanged.

Barclays analysts provided their view on Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) recently.

The Relative Volume of the company is 2.85 and Average Volume (3 months) is 13.96 million. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 152,030 shares of the energy company's stock valued at $2,104,000 after buying an additional 1,982 shares during the last quarter.

Financial strength. The Company will continue its disciplined approach of investing within cash flow (supplemented by the remaining $200 million from its 2016 equity offering) and utilizing strip prices when making economic decisions. The company had revenue of $684.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $683.03 million.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 23rd. Southwestern Energy Company's trailing 12- months EPS is -11.74. The returns on investment very popular metric among passive investors, it stands at -39.80%, when it lies in positive figure than security is feasible for investment or goes for higher ROI stocks. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.22, for a total value of $458,250.00. The company's shares were closed at 37.01. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.61, for a total transaction of $45,534.71. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

The company's current ratio for most recent quarter is 2.90.

Southwestern Energy Company is an energy company primarily focused on natural gas. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Capital Research Global Investors, which owns 46,191,261 shares of the stock are valued at $339.51 million. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in Southwestern Energy Company by 18.3% in the third quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Southwestern Energy Company during the third quarter worth $112,000. FMR LLC increased its stake in Southwestern Energy Company by 168.5% in the fourth quarter. The number of shares now owned by investors are 380.38 mln. In 2016, Southwestern Energy's production mix contained ~90% natural gas (UNG). The Company operates through two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Midstream Services.

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