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How to buy Southwestern Energy Company stock | $3.4

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Southwestern Energy Company is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Southwestern Energy Company shares (SWN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Southwestern Energy Company employs 923 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Southwestern Energy Company

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Southwestern Energy Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SWN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Southwestern Energy Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$3.4, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Southwestern Energy Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Southwestern Energy Company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Southwestern Energy Company share price

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Southwestern Energy Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Latest market closeUSD$3.4
52-week rangeUSD$1.06 - USD$3.9
50-day moving average USD$2.9354
200-day moving average USD$2.8081
Wall St. target priceUSD$3.52
PE ratio 1.0727
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.989

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Is it a good time to buy Southwestern Energy Company stock?

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Southwestern Energy Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.4 from 2020-12-10

1 week (2021-01-06) 3.03%
1 month (2020-12-13) N/A
3 months (2020-10-13) 21.00%
6 months (2020-07-13) 36.00%
1 year (2020-01-13) 65.85%
2 years (2019-01-13) N/A
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-13) 6.46

Is Southwestern Energy Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Southwestern Energy Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Southwestern Energy Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Southwestern Energy Company's P/E ratio

Southwestern Energy Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, Southwestern Energy Company shares trade at around 1x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Southwestern Energy Company's PEG ratio

Southwestern Energy Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5135. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Southwestern Energy Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Southwestern Energy Company's EBITDA

Southwestern Energy Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$437 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Southwestern Energy Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Southwestern Energy Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 2.24%
Gross profit TTM USD$998 million
Return on assets TTM 0.59%
Return on equity TTM -165.39%
Profit margin -127.97%
Book value $0.635
Market capitalisation USD$2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Southwestern Energy Company shares

There are currently 51.0 million Southwestern Energy Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Southwestern Energy Company's "short interest". This figure is 16% down from 60.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Southwestern Energy Company shares can be evaluated.

Southwestern Energy Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Southwestern Energy Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Southwestern Energy Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Southwestern Energy Company shares traded daily (recently around 15.8 million). Southwestern Energy Company's SIR currently stands at 3.22. In other words for every 100,000 Southwestern Energy Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3220 shares are currently held short.

However Southwestern Energy Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Southwestern Energy Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Southwestern Energy Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Southwestern Energy Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Southwestern Energy Company shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1371% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Southwestern Energy Company shares, roughly 137 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Southwestern Energy Company.

Find out more about how you can short Southwestern Energy Company stock.

Southwestern Energy Company share dividends

We're not expecting Southwestern Energy Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Southwestern Energy Company's shares ever split?

Southwestern Energy Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 March 2008. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Southwestern Energy Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Southwestern Energy Company shares which in turn could have impacted Southwestern Energy Company's share price.

Southwestern Energy Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Southwestern Energy Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.06 up to $3.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SWN.US volatility(beta: 1.6)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Southwestern Energy Company's is 1.6. This would suggest that Southwestern Energy Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Southwestern Energy Company overview

Southwestern Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the United States. It operates through Exploration and Production, and Marketing segments. The company focuses on the development of unconventional natural gas reservoirs located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. As of December 31, 2019, it had approximately 173,994 net acres in Northeast Appalachia; and approximately 287,693 net acres in Southwest Appalachia. The company's estimated proved natural gas, oil, and NGLs reserves comprise 12,721 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (Bcfe); and 929 Bcfe of proved undeveloped reserves. It also engages in marketing of natural gas, oil, and NGLs. It serves energy companies, utilities, and industrial purchasers of natural gas. Southwestern Energy Company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Spring, Texas.

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