Analyst Ratings for Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Hold has been given to Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, SWN received an average rating of Hold.

36 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 10 gave SWN a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 22 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for SWN by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 18, which equates to a potential upside of 203.54 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 5, implying potential capital losses of -15.68 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.94 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -7.92 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -7.25 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 9 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 11 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

SWN has traded between a high of 15.59 and a low of 5.46 over the past year. Currently the stock is 8.61 percent higher than its low, and 61.96 percent lower than its 52-week high. SWN has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SWN value stock report compares SWN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3 billion. SWN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.