Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) Is A Stock You Should Watch


As of Wednesday close, Southwestern Energy Company’s (NYSE:SWN) stock was up $0.04, moving up 0.56 percent to $7.22. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 24,686,740 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.47 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 27,708,105, while in the previous 50 days, it was 29,535,246.

Since last month, SWN stock rose 5.87%. Shares of the company fell to $6.12 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $9.87 was reached on 06/08/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $3.81. Since the beginning of this year, SWN’s stock price has risen by 54.94% or $2.56, and marked a new high 23 times. However, the stock has declined by -26.85% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) has a P/E ratio of about 5.26. The stock’s beta is 1.25. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.55, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 5.69, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 9.84 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Southwestern Energy Company’s quick ratio stood at 0.40, while its current ratio was 0.40, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 3.43, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 3.44. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 71.10% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 49.50%. Based on annual data, SWN earned $2.63 billion in gross profit and brought in $6.67 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 32.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 107.20%.

In Southwestern Energy Company’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $4.86 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. SWN’s revenue rose 64.81% to $4.14 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $4.54 billion. While analysts expected Southwestern Energy Company to report $0.31 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.32 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 3.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $2.71 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Southwestern Energy Company were 11.69 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $5.04 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.1 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Southwestern Energy Company’s (SWN) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 45.70%, the RSI 9-day stood at 60.14% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Southwestern Energy Company price is up by +6.96% percent or $0.47. At present, SWN shares trade +9.06% above its 20-day simple moving average and +21.96% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -10.42% below its SMA50 and +62.98% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 63.58% and Stochastic coefficient D was 46.89%, while ATR was 0.40. Given the Stochastic reading of 75.59% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 56.52%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.13, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.14.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies launched its rating on Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) to a Buy in a note to investors on October 19, 2022. Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, SWN is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Southwestern Energy Company stock as buy, with 11 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $10.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $6.00 – $17.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) will achieve an average price target of $10.90.


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