Short Term Price Target on Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) : The consensus price target for Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) is $11 for the short term with a standard deviation of $3.49. The most optimist securities analyst among the 21 who monitor the stock believes that the stock can reach $17, however, the pessimist price target for the company is $5.

Southwestern Energy Company has lost 7.3% in the last five trading days and dropped 10.53% in the last 4 weeks. Southwestern Energy Company is up 61.08% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 76.93%. Also, Equity Analysts at the Brokerage Firm, Barclays, maintains their rating on the shares of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN). Barclays has a Underweight rating on the shares. As per the latest research report, the brokerage house raises the price target to $7 per share from a prior target of $6. The rating by the firm was issued on June 14, 2016.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) : Zacks Investment Research ranks Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) as 3, which is a Hold recommendation. 2 research analysts consider that the stocks fundamentals point to a bright future, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. Not everyone is convinced about the stocks future, hence, the stock receives 2 Sell recommendation. 7 more believe that the stock has more downside risks, hence they propose a Strong Sell. A total of 13 analysts believe that the stock has a limited upside, hence they advise a Hold. The average broker rating of 24 research analysts is 3.49, which indicates as a Hold.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN): The stock opened at $12.88 on Thursday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $13.26 for the day. The stock traded down to $12.54 during the day, due to lack of any buying support eventually closed down at $12.58 with a loss of -3.45% for the day. The stock had closed at $13.03 on the previous day. The total traded volume was 26,669,405 shares.

In an insider trading activity, Geiger Paul W Iii, officer (Sr. Vice Pres. of Subsidiary) of Southwestern Energy Co had purchased 15,000 shares on August 5, 2015 in a transaction. The price per share was $16.75 and the total amount of the disclosed transaction was $251,250.The Insider information was disclosed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing. This information is based on open market transaction at the market prices.

Southwestern Energy Company is an energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production (E&P). The Company is focused on creating and capturing additional value through its natural gas gathering and marketing businesses, which it refer to as Midstream Services. The Company conducts its business through subsidiaries. The Companys operations are focused within the United States on development of two natural gas reservoirs located in Arkansas and Pennsylvania. Its operations in Arkansas are focused on a natural gas reservoir, Fayetteville Shale, and its operations in northeast Pennsylvania are focused on the natural gas reservoir, Marcellus Shale. The Company engages in natural gas gathering activities in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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