Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.Southwestern Energy Company ( SWN) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Southwestern Energy Company rose $0.44 (1.2%) to $37.92 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,778,792 shares of Southwestern Energy Company exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,003,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $37.24-$38.00 after having opened the day at $37.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.48. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were: Lone Pine Resources ( LPR), up 18.8%, Ivanhoe Energy ( IVAN), up 12.5%, Samson Oil & Gas ( SSN), up 10.5% and Matador Resources ( MTDR), up 9.5%.
Southwestern Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil primarily in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream Services. Southwestern Energy Company has a market cap of $13.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 12.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Southwestern Energy Company a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 19 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Southwestern Energy Company as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.