Should You Buy Matador Resources Company (MTDR) or Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)?

Marco Green
December 14, 2017

Southwestern Energy Company is maintained at an average hold rating by 33 stock analysts, and there are at least 8.27% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky holds 84,200 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Engineers Gate Manager Ltd Partnership holds 0.29% or 525,699 shares.

Matador Resources Company (NYSE:MTDR) scores higher than Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) on 5 of the 13 measures compared between the two companies. Robert W. Baird restated a "hold" rating and set a $8.00 target price on shares of Southwestern Energy in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Texas Permanent School Fund acquired 223,844 shares as Southwestern Energy Co (SWN)'s stock declined 18.09%.

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Amalgamated Bancorporation accumulated 0.02% or 97,912 shares. Whittier Tru Com Of Nevada Incorporated holds 0% or 2,739 shares in its portfolio. The company P/S (price to Sales) ratio is 1.02, P/B (price to Book) ratio is 1.76, while its P/C (price to Cash) ratio stands at 3.17.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) shares have been on a recent steady downtrend, causing some worry for shareholders. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt invested 0.02% in Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN). Brown Brothers Harriman & Communication reported 20,806 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman And has invested 0% in Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN). The firm has "Buy" rating by KLR Group given on Thursday, November 10.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) high price target of $18 and with a conservative view have low price target of $5. Therefore 29% are positive.

Southwestern Energy Company's ROA is 7.12%, while industry's average is 4.52%. $10.58's average target is 90.97% above currents $5.54 stock price.

Parkwood Llc decreased Southwestern Energy Co (SWN) stake by 52.37% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets on Monday, November 28 to "Outperform". Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $9.0 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform" on Wednesday, June 15. The rating was downgraded by Suntrust Robinson to "Neutral" on Tuesday, February 2. Jefferies upgraded Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) on Friday, March 3 to "Hold" rating. Morgan Stanley maintained it with "Underweight" rating and $6 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. The stock increased 5.83% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $5.81. A total of 16,684,220 shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade contrast with its average trading volume of 16.58M shares, while its relative volume stands at 1.01. The Price Range of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) over the past 52 weeks is 0.439000. It has underperformed by 57.70% the S&P500.

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) has a Return on Assets of 4.3 percent, Return on Investment of -39.8 percent and a Return on Equity of 23 percent. However the company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the same quarter during a year ago. SWN's profit will be $80.78 million for 8.67 P/E if the $0.16 EPS becomes a reality.

Southwestern Energy Company was covered by a number of analysts recently, 4 rated the stock as Buy, 23 rated Hold, 0 rated sell and 2 gave an Underperform.

Southwestern Energy Company is an energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The consensus recommendation for stock is 2.70. It operates through two divisions, US and global. Over the long run, the price of a stock will normally go up in lock step with its earnings (assuming the P/E ratio is constant). Its operations in northeast Pennsylvania are primarily focused on the unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Marcellus Shale.

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