The Spring, TX-based energy company plans on using the proceeds to repay $375 million of a $750 million debt.
The debt, which the company entered into in the fall of 2015, is from a term loan funded by lenders including Bank of America.
Southwestern has also allowed underwriters of the common offering, including Credit Suisse, to purchase up to 11.25 million additional shares.
As 392.7 million shares of the company are currently outstanding, the offering represents an increase of 19% in shares.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings rated this stock as a "sell" with a ratings score of D.
The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: SWN
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