Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) rose 2.15% in recent trade and currently has a stock-market value of $2.21B. The shares finished at $3.8, after trading as low as $3.69 earlier in the session. It hit an intraday high Friday at $3.84. Trading activity significantly improved as the volume at ready counter increased to 21,343,917 shares versus 16,933,676 in average daily trading volume over the past 20 days. So far this year, the volume has averaged about 18,463,996 shares. The stock is now 17.65% above against its bear-market low of $3.23 on December 26, 2018. It has retreated -63.95% since it’s 52-week high of $6.23 reached in November. Now the market price is up 5.56% on the year and up 11.44% YTD.

SWN’s 50 day simple moving average (SMA 50) price is $4.15 and its 200-day simple moving average (SMA 200) price is $4.9. The company’s stock currently has a total float of 578.16M shares. Its weekly volatility is hovering around 6.1% and felt 4.76% volatility in price over a month. On the upside, the share price will test short term resistance at around $3.86. On a downside, the stock is likely to find some support, which begins at $3.71. The failure to get near-term support could push it to $3.63.

Separately, it has been reported that multiple insider activity took place at Southwestern Energy Company (SWN). SVP – Administration Mccauley Jennifer N. sold 10,850 shares for $30,799 in transaction occurred on 2018/11/06. After making this transaction, the SVP – Administration owns a direct stake of 63,798 shares, worth $117,036, as per the last closing price. On 2016/12/09 Mccauley Jennifer N., SVP – Administration at SWN, dumped 3,611 shares at an average price of $12.61 per share. The selling total is valued at $78,276.

Senior Vice President & CFO, Owen Robert Craig had divested 37,500 shares for $99,635 through a trade on 2016/12/06. Following this activity, the insider holds 458,250 shares worth $378,613 as of recent close. Wall Street’s most bullish Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) analysts are predicting the share price to blow past $7.3 per share during the next 12 months. The current median share price forecast by them is $5, suggesting that the stock could increase 31.58% in that time frame. The average price target of $4.94 calls for a nearly 30% increase in the stock price.

It had seen a negative analyst call from MKM Partners, which downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral on January 16. Analysts at BofA/Merrill, shed their positive views on January 04 by lowering it fromNeutral to Underperform. The stock lost favor of CapitalOne analysts who expressed their lack of confidence in it using a downgrade from Overweight to Underweight on December 20.

When looking at valuations, Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) has a cheap P/E of 4.13x as compared to industry average of 8.71x. Moreover, it trades for 5.97 times the next 12 months of expected earnings. Also, it is trading at rather expensive levels at just over 1x price/book and 0.63x price/sales. Compared to others, Southwestern Energy Company is in a different league with regards to profitability, having net margins of 14.1%. To put some perspective around this, the industry’s average net margin is -0.7%. SWN’s ROE is 22.9%, which is also considerably better than the industry’s ROE of -0.31%. It’s also not liquid in the near term, with a current ratio of 0.7. The stock has a debt/capital of 0.

Shares of Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) have dropped -24.6% since the company’s last earnings report. Over the past 12 fiscal quarters, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) has topped consensus earnings estimates in 8 quarters (66%), missed earnings in 4 quarters (33%), whereas at 0 occasion EPS met analyst expectations. SWN last reported earnings on October 25, 2018 when it released Sep-18 results that exceeded expectations. The company raked in $0.25 per share, -98.87% change on the same period last year. That was better than consensus for $0.2. Revenue for the recent quarter stood at $951 million, up 29% on last year and above the $866.47 million predicted by analysts. For this quarter, Wall Street analysts forecast revenue in a range of $487 million to $740.7 million, which should be compared with $977.29 million generated last year. EPS is seen in a range of $0.03 to $0.24, against the $0.19 reported a year ago.