Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) is an independent natural gas company focused on the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas and the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania.
Unlike the previous two stocks, Southwestern doesn’t pay a dividend, so you’re banking simply on share appreciation. But the good news is that SWN stock is up 25% in the last year and hasn’t quite seen the headwinds that Encana and Devon have. That’s because Southwestern also has some crude oil operations that have kept its fundamentals slightly better.
The company has a forward price-to-earnings ratio of about 17.
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