Market Analysts see Southwestern Energy Company [SWN] gaining to $6. Time to buy?

Southwestern Energy Company [NYSE: SWN] gained 3.98% or 0.2 points to close at $5.22 with a heavy trading volume of 18262007 shares. The company report on September 1, 2021 that Southwestern Energy Completes Acquisition of Indigo Natural Resources and Updates 2021 Guidance.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) announced that it has closed the acquisition of Indigo Natural Resources.

“We are excited to incorporate Indigo’s assets into SWN’s premier US natural gas portfolio. More importantly, we want to welcome many of its talented people to Southwestern. They complement our high performance culture and share our collective passion to stretch the limits of what is possible,” said Bill Way, Southwestern Energy President and Chief Executive Officer.

It opened the trading session at $5.14, the shares rose to $5.29 and dropped to $5.115, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for SWN points out that the company has recorded 20.83% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -139.45% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 12.71M shares, SWN reached to a volume of 18262007 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Southwestern Energy Company [SWN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SWN shares is $6.35 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SWN stock is a recommendation set at 2.70. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Raymond James have made an estimate for Southwestern Energy Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on July 27, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on July 26, 2021, representing the official price target for Southwestern Energy Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $5 to $7, while Wolfe Research kept a Outperform rating on SWN stock. On July 13, 2021, analysts increased their price target for SWN shares from 6 to 7.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Southwestern Energy Company is set at 0.24, with the Price to Sales ratio for SWN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.07.

Trading performance analysis for SWN stock

Southwestern Energy Company [SWN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.96. With this latest performance, SWN shares gained by 11.54% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 20.83% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 123.08% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for SWN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 64.65, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 70.78, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 59.69 for Southwestern Energy Company [SWN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 4.79, while it was recorded at 5.14 for the last single week of trading, and 4.40 for the last 200 days.

Southwestern Energy Company [SWN]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Southwestern Energy Company [SWN] shares currently have an operating margin of +0.74 and a Gross Margin at +8.32. Southwestern Energy Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -134.84.

Return on Total Capital for SWN is now 0.36, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -66.42. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -166.28, with Return on Assets sitting at -50.76. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Southwestern Energy Company [SWN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 665.79. Additionally, SWN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 86.94, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 64.13. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 657.34, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 85.84.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Southwestern Energy Company [SWN] managed to generate an average of -$3,457,778 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.47 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.38.Southwestern Energy Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.30 and a Current Ratio set at 0.30.

An analysis of insider ownership at Southwestern Energy Company [SWN]

There are presently around $3,215 million, or 91.80% of SWN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SWN stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 101,549,267, which is approximately 10.573% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 101,393,803 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $529.28 million in SWN stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $425.51 million in SWN stock with ownership of nearly 5.259% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Southwestern Energy Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 135 institutional holders increased their position in Southwestern Energy Company [NYSE:SWN] by around 51,006,208 shares. Additionally, 122 investors decreased positions by around 49,504,830 shares, while 91 investors held positions by with 515,446,546 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 615,957,584 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SWN stock had 49 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,490,438 shares, while 29 institutional investors sold positions of 8,930,627 shares during the same period.

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