Published On: Mon, Sep 12th, 2016

Q4 2016 EPS Estimates for Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN) Lifted by Analyst

Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) – Equities researchers at US Capital Advisors increased their Q4 2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Southwestern Energy in a report released on Thursday. US Capital Advisors analyst C. Horwitz now expects that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $0.16 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.15.
Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Vetr downgraded Southwestern Energy from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.92 price target for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Tudor Pickering raised Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, July 11th. National Securities upgraded Southwestern Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $13.00 to $17.00 in a research report on Monday, July 25th. Finally, Stephens upgraded Southwestern Energy from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Southwestern Energy has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.44.
Shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) opened at 14.72 on Monday. The firm’s market capitalization is $5.71 billion. Southwestern Energy has a 12 month low of $5.00 and a 12 month high of $16.21. The company has a 50 day moving average of $14.14 and a 200-day moving average of $11.80.

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Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 22nd. The energy company reported ($0.09) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.10) by $0.01. The business had revenue of $522 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $517.49 million. Southwestern Energy had a negative net margin of 220.65% and a negative return on equity of 1.99%.
Southwestern Energy Company Profile
Southwestern Energy Company is an independent 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 are focused on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas.

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