NEW YORK (

TheStreet

)

-- Southwestern Energy Company

(NYSE:

SWN

) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and unimpressive growth in net income.

Southwestern Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and crude oil in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.6. Southwestern Energy has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

energy

industry. Shares are up 0.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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