How Does Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) Stack Up Right Now?

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) is an interesting player in the Basic Materials space, with a focus on Independent Oil & Gas. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $4.52, up from yesterday’s close by 0.00%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) currently trades with a market capitalization of $2.27 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 18.27 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of -$195 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.23 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.93% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how SWN has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Southwestern Energy Company recorded a 52-week high of $8.94. It is now trading 4.42% off that level. The stock is trading $4.54 its 50-day moving average by 0.02%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $3.42.

In recent action, Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) has made a move of +23.84% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 16.68, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 12.43% with $503.01 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of SWN.

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