NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Southwestern Energy Co. (SWN) - Get Report stock is falling 2.49% to $6.65 in afternoon trading on Thursday after oil prices dropped as stockpiles continue to rise.

WTI crude is down 1.15% to $31.78 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while Brent crude is declining 0.58% to $34.21 per barrel on the Intercontinental Exchange this afternoon.

Crude oil inventories at the Cushing, OK delivery hub increased by more than 503,000 barrels during the five days ended February 24, according to Genscape data, Reuters reports.

"Throwing in a further Cushing build to the overall record in stocks makes it very difficult for this market to rally," Liquidity Energy broker Pete Donovan told Reuters.

Southwestern Energy, a Spring, TX-based oil and gas company, will report its 2015 fourth quarter financial report today after the market close.

Wall Street is anticipating a loss of 2 cents per share on revenue of $750.9 million for the latest quarter, down from earnings of 52 cents per share on revenue of $962 million that the company reported for the 2014 fourth quarter.

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Separately, Southwestern Energy has a "sell" rating and a letter grade of D at TheStreet Ratings because of the company's deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing stock performance.  

You can view the full analysis from the report here: SWN

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