The price of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) over the past year has decreased -50.50% while the S&P 500 has increased 18.38%. During the past 20 days, SWN has decreased -11.67% while the broad market has increased 2.67%. SWN ‘s 20-day moving average currently sits above its 100-day moving average. This is a bullish signal that suggests the stock price might continue to rise. SWN’s average trading volume during the past 20 days is lower than the average volume over the past 100 days, which could be an indication that investors are feeling less certain than usual about the direction of SWN’s future price movements.

Recent trading patterns in the stock of Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) have investors on high alert. Performance is ultimately what matters to investors, and it’s worth taking a look at the data to get a sense of where SWN might be headed in the future. In the most recent quarter, institutional ownership decreased by a net of 47.4 million shares, or 10.29%.This is a bearish sign and indicates that institutions are feeling more pessimistic about the outlook for SWN overall.165 holders increased their positions, 209 decreased their positions, and 60 holders held their positions.

Among institutions that increased their positions, 39 were new positions. Among holders that decreased their positions, 76 sold out of the stock Southwestern Energy Company. Insider ownership during the latest quarter decreased by a net of 1619 shares, indicating that SWN’s key executives are feeling more bearish about the stock than they did three months ago. 6 or 42.86% of the trades during the past quarter were buys, and 8 or 57.14% were sells. Insider ownership during the last year has increased by a net of 942084 shares. 78.31% of insider trades in the last 12 months were buys, and 21.69% were sells.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) has a 20-day RSI of 44.97%. According to this momentum indicator, a reading between 30 and 70 suggests the stock is not especially cheap or expensive, and not on the brink of a trend reversal. The MACD tells a different story. SWN’s 9-day MACD currently sits above the 20-day MACD, indicating that the stock might be on the cusp of an uptrend. SWN’s average trading volatility during the past few weeks is 6.6% higher than the average volatility over the past 100 days. This means that the stock’s daily price swings have been more extreme in recent times compared to the past.

Analysts expect Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) to generate earnings per share of $0.44 in 2017. This works out to a decrease of -4,500.00% compared to last year’s earnings. For comparison’s sake, analysts expect the S&P 500 to grow earnings by an average of 12% in 2017. The average investment rating for SWN on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong sell and 5 being a strong buy) is a 3.36 or a Hold. Three months ago, analysts assigned SWN a 3.50 rating, which implies that analysts have become more pessimistic about the outlook for the stock over the next year.