Jafra Capital Management LP Buys New Holdings in Southwestern Energy (SWN)

Jafra Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm purchased 500,000 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,650,000. Jafra Capital Management LP owned 0.09% of Southwestern Energy at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 34.5% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 61,871,297 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $327,918,000 after buying an additional 15,866,736 shares during the period. Stelliam Investment Management LP lifted its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 15.6% in the 2nd quarter. Stelliam Investment Management LP now owns 29,450,000 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $156,085,000 after buying an additional 3,972,500 shares during the period. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 22.1% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 15,484,858 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $82,070,000 after buying an additional 2,798,500 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 103.7% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 14,598,144 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $77,371,000 after buying an additional 7,430,243 shares during the period. Finally, Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN lifted its holdings in shares of Southwestern Energy by 81.5% in the 1st quarter. Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN now owns 12,487,570 shares of the energy company’s stock valued at $54,071,000 after buying an additional 5,608,144 shares during the period. 90.80% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSE SWN traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $5.28. The stock had a trading volume of 15,112,840 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,125,924. Southwestern Energy has a 52-week low of $3.42 and a 52-week high of $6.72. The company has a market capitalization of $3.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.00 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59, a current ratio of 0.66 and a quick ratio of 0.66.

Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The energy company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $816.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $809.41 million. Southwestern Energy had a return on equity of 17.78% and a net margin of 18.37%. Southwestern Energy’s revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.08 earnings per share. On average, research analysts expect that Southwestern Energy will post 0.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on SWN shares. Morgan Stanley cut Southwestern Energy to a “sell” rating and set a $3.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, September 26th. ValuEngine raised Southwestern Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, July 28th. Citigroup raised their price target on Southwestern Energy from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, August 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised Southwestern Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.75 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 17th. Finally, Johnson Rice downgraded Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.66.

Southwestern Energy Company Profile

Southwestern Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. The company focuses on the Marcellus Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 191,226 net acres in Northeast Appalachia; Marcellus Shale, Utica, and Upper Devonian unconventional natural gas and oil reservoirs covering approximately 290,291 net acres in Southwest Appalachia; and the Fayetteville Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 917,842 net acres in Arkansas.

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