Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) Share Price

Media coverage about Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southwestern Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 47.0898814095131 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have commented on SWN shares. BidaskClub downgraded Southwestern Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Cowen and Company set a $9.00 target price on Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Citigroup Inc. reduced their target price on Southwestern Energy from $9.00 to $8.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 21st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $9.00 target price (down previously from $10.00) on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Saturday, April 22nd. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Southwestern Energy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.55.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE SWN) traded up 2.30% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $5.34. The company had a trading volume of 14,334,973 shares. Southwestern Energy has a 52-week low of $5.00 and a 52-week high of $15.59. The stock’s market capitalization is $2.66 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is $5.75 and its 200 day moving average is $7.14.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The energy company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $811 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $810 million. Southwestern Energy had a positive return on equity of 25.19% and a negative net margin of 9.46%. The firm’s revenue was up 55.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.09) earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Southwestern Energy will post $0.55 earnings per share for the current 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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