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Where Wall Street Thinks Southwestern Energy Could Trade in a Year

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Oct. 10 2017, Updated 10:38 a.m. ET

Analyst recommendations for Southwestern Energy

On October 5, 2017, ~29.4% of analysts covering Southwestern Energy (SWN) gave “strong buy” or “buy” recommendations on the stock. On October 5, 2017, Reuters reported 34 analysts giving recommendations on SWN. 

Of these, five analysts gave “strong buy” recommendations, five analysts gave “buy” recommendations, and 22 analysts gave “hold” recommendations on SWN. There are two “sell” recommendations and no “strong sell” recommendations on the stock.

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SWN’s median target price

The median target price on Southwestern Energy stock is $8.00, which is ~30% higher than its October 5, 2017, closing price of $6.14.

Analysts’ recommendation changes on SWN

In the last three months, the number of analysts giving a “hold” recommendation on Southwestern Energy stock fell from 24 to 22, and the number of “strong sell” recommendations fell from one to zero. The number of “strong buy,” “buy,” and “sell” ratings remained unchanged.

In the last three months, Southwestern Energy’s median target price has fallen from $10.00 to $8.00. The most recent target price change on SWN stock was on September 18, 2017. Simmons cut its target price on SWN to $6.00 from $8.00.

Other oil and gas producers

Based on the median price targets from Wall Street analysts, oil and gas companies Range Resources (RRC) and Diamondback Energy (FANG) have potential upsides of ~45% and ~15%, respectively, from their October 5 closing prices. 

Encana (ECA) has a potential upside of ~11%. Range Resources is primarily a natural gas (BOIL) producer and operates in the Appalachia region in the US.

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