|Bid||1.8500 x 45100|
|Ask||1.8600 x 36200|
|Day's Range||1.8100 - 1.9500|
|52 Week Range||1.6400 - 6.2300|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.99|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||1.14|
|Earnings Date||Oct 23, 2019 - Oct 28, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||3.12|
With gas output in the lower 48 states recently hitting a record 92.1 Bcf per day, there is little room for prices to improve meaningfully from their current levels of around $2.20 per MMBtu.
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Natural gas prices might experience short-lived surge based on positive weather forecasts but any powerful turnaround looks unlikely at the moment.
[Editor's Note: This article is updated each week with the latest insider moves.]Insider buying can be a bullish signal for a stock. Insiders are people who have confidential information about a company. And among those working for a company, the chief executive officer is the ultimate insider. They probably have access to more of this type information than anyone else.Over the years, there have been many instances where insiders took advantage of this information by using it to profit at the expense of uninformed investors. For example, if an insider is aware of some soon-to-be-released information that will make the stock go higher, they can buy shares from someone who doesn't know. If the news is going to be bad, the insider can sell it to someone else before the price drops.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe SEC has created regulations and laws that protect the public from this type of illicit activity. One of these requires that the insider inform the public when they make a transaction in their company's stock.Because of this, we can profit. We can find out when the CEO of a company buys its stock. There are numerous reasons why an insider would sell their stock. They may need to raise money to purchase a residence or pay a divorce settlement. However, there is only one reason why an insider would buy the stock. It is because they believe they will make money. They feel that it is undervalued at current levels. * 7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now Here are seven companies whose the CEOs have purchased a substantial amount of shares after the markets recent selloff. Stocks With Insider Buying: GreenHill & Co. (GHL)GreenHill & Co. (NYSE:GHL) is an independent investment bank. It is reasonable to think that investment bankers have a great understanding of market valuations. After all, putting valuations on companies is one their primary activities.The price of GHL stock has fallen by over 50% at points this year.Greenhill CEO Scott Bok has been with the company for more than 20 years. He must believe that it is undervalued at current levels, and he is backing up this belief with a significant amount of money.Bok recently bought 139,220 shares at an average price of $14.36. This is a personal investment of $2 million. Timkensteel (TMST)Timkensteel (NYSE:TMST) manufactures alloy, carbon and micro-alloy steel products.The TMST stock price has fallen by over 55% since February. Analysts primarily attribute this drop to concerns over trade wars and a potential economic slowdown. The company also just reported earnings that came in above estimates, but the stock continued to trend lower.TimkenSteel President, CEO and Chairman Ward Timken must be confident that the selloff is close to an end because he just bought 30,000 shares at $6.15. This is an investment of $185,000. * 7 Stocks Under $7 to Invest in Now Kristopher Westbrooks is also an insider of the company. He is the CFO, and he must also believe that the stock is a good buy at these levels. He just purchased 7,350 shares at $6.65. Southwestern Energy (SWN)Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) is an independent holding company that is in the natural gas business.Like most companies in the natural gas industry, Southwestern has seen a significant fall in the price of its shares. They have dropped by about 60% -- the high in April was around $4.80 while the most recent close was $1.85.President and CEO William Way believes that things will soon be turning around. He just made a personal investment into the company of almost $200,000 as he purchased 10,000 shares at $1.91. Matador Resources (MTDR)Matador Resources (NYSE:MTDR) is a holding company that engages in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas resources.Like Southwestern and other companies in the natural gas industry, this company has seen a large decline in its shares. In just one month the price of MTDR stock has dropped from $19.80 to $15.35. * 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now No Matter What Matador Chairman and CEO Joseph Foran apparently believes that the stock is an attractive buy at current levels. Foran just used his personal money to buy 8,000 shares. He paid an average price of $15.05 shares which is an investment of $120,000. Manning & Napier (MN)Manning & Napier (NYSE:MN) is an independent investment management company.In January, MN stock was trading at over $2.30 per share. By the end of August, it dropped to less than $1.50 a share, though it has since recovered somewhat. The most recent close was $1.72.Manning & Napier CEO Marc Mayer, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, joined the company in January. He must believe that the future looks bright, because he just bought $150,00 worth of stock.Edward Pettinella is also an insider of the company. He is a director and just paid $1.85 for 22,400 shares. Hanesbrands (HBI)Hanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) designs, manufactures, and sells innerwear and activewear.Over the past two months, the price of HBI stock has dropped by about 15%. Some analysts attribute this drop to ongoing concerns over trade wars.Gerald Evans is the CEO of Hanesbrands. He has been an officer of the company since 2006, so it is reasonable to assume that he may have some valuable insights. * 5 Cheap Stocks to Buy Now That the Fed Cut Rates He must believe that the concerns are not justified because he just invested a significant amount of money into the stock.Evans just paid $14.73 for 10,000 shares, an investment of nearly $150,000. Cars.Com (CARS)Cars.Com (NYSE:CARS) provides automotive products and services through online classifieds.CARS stock dropped by more than 24% when they reported earnings that were short of estimates.Thomas Vetter is the CEO and President of Cars.com. He must believe that the selloff was an extreme overreaction. He just invested $200,000 of his personal money when bought 20,000 shares at $10.19.Other insiders also believe that CARS stock is a good value that this level. Michael Kelly is a director of the company. He recently bought 2,500 shares at $9.94. James Rogers is the chief legal officer. He invested $100,000 when he paid $9.99 for 10,000 shares.As of this writing, Mark Putrino did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Real Estate Investments to Ride Out the Current Storm * 7 Marijuana Penny Stocks to Consider for Those Who Can Handle Risk * 7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now The post 7 Stocks the Insiders Are Buying on Sale appeared first on InvestorPlace.
President and CEO of Southwestern Energy Co (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) William J Way (insider trades) bought 100,000 shares of SWN on 08/09/2019 at an average price of $1.91 a share. Continue reading...
Southwestern Energy (SWN) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -11.11% and -9.09%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. The flip side of that is...
Investors need to pay close attention to Southwestern Energy (SWN) stock based on the movements in the options market lately.
By any fundamental measure, Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) looks ridiculously undervalued. Based on consensus 2019 EPS of $0.67, the Southwestern Energy stock price is just 3.3x earnings. Asset-based valuations, too, look favorable: Southwestern Energy trades at just 0.4x tangible book value.Of course, the reason SWN stock looks so cheap is not that earnings or book value are growing. Rather, the price keeps dropping. Southwestern Energy stock touched a 15-year low last week. Even after a bounce driven by either short-covering, bottom-timers, or both, shares still have fallen 56% over the past year. They've lost nearly 95% of their value in the last five years.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsShareholders and traders might see next week's earnings report as a chance for SWN stock to reverse that trend. That seems unlikely to happen. There is an interesting case for Southwestern Energy stock at these levels, as a high-risk play. But SWN stock hasn't fallen because of earnings, and it's not likely to rise because of them, either. * 7 A-Rated Stocks Under $10 The Natural Gas Problem for Southwestern Energy StockThe problem for SWN is reasonably simple: natural gas prices are plunging. Futures hit a 3-year low last month. Henry Hub spot prices are flirting with decade-long lows reached in early 2016.And as a producer leveraged mostly to those natural gas prices, Southwestern Energy is going to feel the pressure. The stock is cheap looking at 2019 (and 2018) earnings, but that's not what drives the valuation of a stock. It's forward-looking performance that matters, and right now the market sees pressure continuing for some time to come.Indeed, the declines of late aren't confined to SWN. Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) has performed even more poorly over the past year. Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) has been worse over the past three. Larger gas-heavy plays like QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP) and EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) have declined sharply as well, showing that even greater scale can't offset lower prices.To be sure, those companies haven't helped their cause, either. Shale players in the U.S., until recently, focused on drilling over profits. As former EQT CEO Steve Schlotterbeck argued last month, the fracking revolution has "been an unmitigated disaster for any buy-and-hold investor in the shale gas industry with very few limited exceptions."Like gold miners, producers theoretically should have the leverage to affect underlying commodity prices. Like gold miners, the effect in practice has been even worse. The Earnings Problem for SWN StockOne quarter simply isn't going to fix that problem for Southwestern Energy. There's a clear lack of trust toward the space. Investors have fled shale gas plays in recent months: SWN has declined by more than half just since mid-April.And even an earnings beat relative to the consensus EPS estimate of $0.10 is unlikely to fix that. Again, earnings are backward-looking; stock prices are forward-looking. Investors see more pressure ahead.Most notably, the natural gas currently being "flared" likely will join the supply once pipeline capacity is put into place. That could force shale gas plays to either pull back on production or face even lower prices.Investors expecting too much from earnings should look at Southwestern Energy's recent history. The stock in fact has beaten consensus EPS expectations in five of the last six quarters. It's obviously done nothing to stop the decline in Southwestern Energy stock. The Case for Timing the BottomEven if earnings are unlikely to be the catalyst, there is a case for SWN stock in the low $2 range. Any optimism toward natural gas can lead to a rally; indeed, modest gains in the commodity led to a nice rally in the past few sessions.After the company's sale of its acreage in the Fayetteville Shale, the balance sheet is in reasonably good shape. The declines aren't necessarily over, but traders and more aggressive investors could bet on a bounce here.I'm not ready to take that bet quite yet, though. We've seen with stocks like Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) that even "cheap" energy stocks can fall further. Natural gas supply pressure seems unlikely to abate. It might seem like the worst is over for Southwestern Energy, but that's likely not the case.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 A-Rated Stocks Under $10 * 8 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy for Consistent Income * 7 Disruptive Biotech Stocks to Buy for 2025 The post Only Natural Gas Prices Can Save Southwestern Energy Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
On Tuesday, natural gas September futures rose 1% and closed at $2.137 per MMBtu. On Monday, the prices settled at the lowest level since May 26, 2016.
Southwestern Energy (SWN) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
On August 6, Southwestern Energy will report its second-quarter earnings. The company's adjusted net income per share will likely fall 66.7% sequentially.
At least two Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas producers have announced plans in recent weeks to cut back on drilling amid a sustained drop in commodity prices. Sewickley-based JKLM Energy, which is owned by Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, told stakeholders last week in Potter County that it would be temporarily halting its drilling rig due to the low price of natural gas. A spokesman for JKLM Energy confirmed the pause in development in Potter Township, where its drilling operations are based and said it was due to low commodity prices.
Southwestern Energy Company today announced it will host a conference call and webcast on August 7, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Central Time to discuss second quarter 2019 financial and operating results.