Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) current consensus investment analysts is to Hold

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) stock is presently standing at about $7.60 and lots of equity research firms seem to have a target price set on the stock. The median one-year price target of 37 analysts covering the company is $11.00, which suggests the stock could still rise over 31 percent. The highest analyst price target is $19.00, which implies a rally of -50 percent. And a quick view of analyst notes show that 4 are rating the stock a buy while 4 rate SWN a strong buy. There are 28 equity research firms advocating a Hold and 2 consider it Sell.

Jefferies analysts provided their view on Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) recently. The rating firm issued a Hold rating to this company in a research note released on Mar 03, 2017. Bernstein analysts disclosed their opinion on Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) recently. The rating firm gave a Mkt Perform rating to this stock in a research note published on Feb 28, 2017. According to a research note disclosed on Jan 23, 2017, analysts at Barclays have upped their rating on these shares from Underweight to Equal Weight.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) Transactions Roundup

Several insiders were part of recent insider activity for the stock. Its SVP – Administration McCauley Jennifer N. sold 3,611 company shares for 45530, in a transaction on 2016-12-09. Following the transaction, the SVP – Administration is left with a stake of 20,599 shares, currently valued at $156552. Meanwhile, Senior Vice President & CFO Owen Robert Craig sold 37,500 shares worth $458250, through a transaction dated 2016-12-06. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider is left with a stake of 99,635 shares, amounting $757226. SWN Director KERLEY GREGORY D also sold 12,000 shares, at a stock price of $14.34. This transaction occurred on 2016-09-20 totals $172080. After this transaction, the insider’s stake stands at 302,501 shares, with a market value of $2299008.

Executives hold 0.88 percent of the stock. Richard F. Lane is one of the biggest insider owners in Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN), according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. The insider owns 530,440 shares which have current market value of around $4031344.Mr. William J. Way is another major inside shareholder in the company. The insider owns 494,140 shares as of 0.1%, currently worth $3755464. Mark K. Boling is ranked as third insider holder of the stock. This insider holds 490,087 shares with a market value around $3724661.2 as of recent close.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) Earnings Outlook

In Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN)’s latest quarter, EPS moved to $0.08 from $0.03 in preceding quarter and revenues reached at $684.00M compared to $651.00M. Analysts had expected Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) to post net income of about $0.12 per share on $645.89M in revenue. Looking ahead, analysts on average predict that earnings for the current quarter would come in in the range of $0.10 to $0.40. That is compared with the $-0.08 in EPS it reported during the same period a year ago.