Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Southwestern Energy (SWN) Stock Price

Media stories about Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southwestern Energy earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 47.3366293025345 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada set a $7.00 price target on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Monday, December 11th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $6.00 target price for the company. Mizuho lowered shares of Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. BMO Capital Markets set a $9.00 target price on shares of Southwestern Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Friday, November 10th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Southwestern Energy currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.90.

Shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE SWN) traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $5.32. 16,205,355 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 17,648,063. Southwestern Energy has a fifty-two week low of $4.90 and a fifty-two week high of $11.36. The company has a market capitalization of $2,730.00, a P/E ratio of 8.58 and a beta of 1.23. The company has a quick ratio of 1.88, a current ratio of 1.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.66.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The energy company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.01). Southwestern Energy had a net margin of 16.31% and a return on equity of 23.99%. The business had revenue of $737.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $773.99 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.03 EPS. Southwestern Energy’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Southwestern Energy will post 0.44 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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