Confidence in Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) Shares by BMO Capital Fall.

September 7, 2018 - By Richard Slagle

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.37 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.32, from 1.05 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 44 investors sold Southwestern Energy Company shares while 77 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 492.32 million shares or 8.73% more from 452.81 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.

California State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 0.01% stake. Susquehanna Intl Gru Llp reported 1.83M shares stake. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reported 7.63M shares. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc has 20,100 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Elm Ridge Ltd reported 738,323 shares stake. Supplemental Annuity Collective Tru Of Nj invested in 0.28% or 150,000 shares. Fifth Third Financial Bank holds 0% in Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) or 31 shares. Connor Clark Lunn Inv Management Limited holds 1.38 million shares. The New York-based Qs Investors Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN). Great West Life Assurance Commerce Can stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN). Gemmer Asset Limited Liability Company owns 800 shares. 96,684 are held by First Manhattan. Acadian Asset Mgmt Llc reported 0% stake. Disciplined Growth Invsts Mn owns 1.06% invested in Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) for 12.49 million shares. Art Advisors Limited Liability Corp reported 169,200 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) Receives a Downgrade

It appears that trading for shares of Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) will be interesting to watch today. BMO Capital lowered the stock from their past Outperform rating to a more current Market Perform.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Southwestern Energy has $10 highest and $2 lowest target. $5.92’s average target is 19.11% above currents $4.97 stock price. Southwestern Energy had 12 analyst reports since March 7, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, April 20 by Morgan Stanley. Johnson Rice downgraded the stock to “Accumulate” rating in Wednesday, August 15 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, March 14 by Piper Jaffray. Morgan Stanley maintained Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) on Thursday, August 16 with “Underweight” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 22 by FBR Capital. The stock of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, August 13 by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) rating on Wednesday, April 25. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $4.5000 target. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of SWN in report on Monday, April 30 with “Underweight” rating. On Thursday, May 24 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. On Monday, March 19 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”.

The stock decreased 5.87% or $0.31 during the last trading session, reaching $4.97. About 36.83M shares traded or 116.72% up from the average. Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) has declined 33.28% since September 7, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 45.85% the S&P500.

Analysts await Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) to report earnings on October, 25. They expect $0.19 EPS, up 216.67 % or $0.13 from last year’s $0.06 per share. SWN’s profit will be $110.60 million for 6.54 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.18 actual EPS reported by Southwestern Energy Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.56 % EPS growth.

Southwestern Energy Company, an independent natural gas and oil company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.89 billion. It operates through two divisions, Exploration and Production, and Midstream Services. It has a 4.77 P/E ratio. The firm focuses on the Marcellus Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 245,805 net acres in Northeast Appalachia; Marcellus, Utica, and Upper Devonian Shales covering approximately 321,563 net acres in Southwest Appalachia; and the Fayetteville Shale, an unconventional gas reservoir covering approximately 918,535 net acres in Arkansas.

More recent Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Southwestern Energy: Something To Prove Past Fayetteville” on September 06, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Southwestern Energy: Completing Its Reversal Higher” on August 24, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Southwestern Energy to exit Fayetteville Shale in $1.86B sale” with publication date: September 04, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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