Stock Mover of The Day: Southwestern Energy Co (NYSE:SWN) Stock Price Loses While Sentiment Increases

November 28, 2016 - By Nellie Frank   ·   0 Comments

Stock Mover of The Day: Southwestern Energy Co (NYSE:SWN) Stock Price Loses While Sentiment  Increases

Sentiment for Southwestern Energy Co (NYSE:SWN)

Southwestern Energy Co (NYSE:SWN) institutional sentiment increased to 1.52 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.30, from 1.22 in 2016Q1. The ratio is more positive, as 207 active investment managers opened new and increased stock positions, while 169 reduced and sold stock positions in Southwestern Energy Co. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now hold: 467.85 million shares, up from 431.79 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Southwestern Energy Co in their top 10 stock positions increased from 2 to 6 for an increase of 4. Sold All: 56 Reduced: 113 Increased: 116 New Position: 91.

Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy firm engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The company has a market cap of $5.67 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: Exploration and Production and Midstream Services. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s activities are focused on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas.

About 10,264 shares traded hands. Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) has declined 5.21% since April 25, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.22% the S&P500.

Analysts await Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $0.15 earnings per share, up 850.00% or $0.17 from last year’s $-0.02 per share. SWN’s profit will be $71.59 million for 19.80 P/E if the $0.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.03 actual earnings per share reported by Southwestern Energy Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 400.00% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Southwestern Energy Company is an energy company primarily focused on natural gas. They are involved in the following business segments: Exploration and Production – Engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. This represents their primary business; Natural Gas Distribution – Engaged in the gathering, distribution and transmission of natural gas; Marketing and Transportation – Provides marketing and transportation services in their core areas of operation and owns a 25% interest in the NOARK Pipeline System, Limited Partnership.”

Sailingstone Capital Partners Llc holds 13.56% of its portfolio in Southwestern Energy Company for 51.10 million shares. Hilltop Park Associates Llc owns 175,000 shares or 9.17% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Segantii Capital Management Ltd has 3.43% invested in the company for 240,000 shares. The United Kingdom-based Majedie Asset Management Ltd has invested 2.63% in the stock. Sir Capital Management L.P., a New York-based fund reported 1.39 million shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $172,085 net activity.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Southwestern Energy Company’s analysts are positive. Out of 21 Wall Street analysts rating Southwestern Energy Company, 7 give it “Buy”, 5 “Sell” rating, while 9 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $3 while the high is $29. The stock’s average target of $12.48 is 5.05% above today’s ($11.88) share price. SWN was included in 59 notes of analysts from July 21, 2015. The stock has “Sell” rating given by Seaport Global on Wednesday, March 30. The firm has “Accumulate” rating given on Tuesday, October 18 by KLR Group. The company was initiated on Thursday, August 27 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Buy” rating given by SunTrust on Thursday, September 10. GMP Securities reinitiated it with “Hold” rating and $11 target price in Wednesday, September 28 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by JP Morgan on Friday, July 22. The rating was upgraded by KLR Group on Thursday, November 10 to “Buy”. Suntrust Robinson upgraded the shares of SWN in a report on Thursday, September 10 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, April 15 by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Thursday, April 7.

SWN Company Profile

Southwestern Energy Company, incorporated on February 24, 2006, is an independent energy firm engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The Firm operates through two divisions: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Midstream Services. The Company’s activities are principally focused on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Arkansas.

Another recent and important Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) news was published by Businesswire.com which published an article titled: “Robbins Arroyo LLP: Southwestern Energy Company (SWN, SWNC) Misled …” on November 03, 2016.

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