News articles about Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rice Energy earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.0552677421624 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

RICE has been the topic of several analyst reports. Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and set a $27.50 price target on shares of Rice Energy in a report on Friday, October 27th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Rice Energy in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Goldman Sachs Group cut shares of Rice Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $29.00 to $26.00 in a report on Friday, September 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $27.00 price target on shares of Rice Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price target on shares of Rice Energy in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Nineteen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.71.

Shares of Rice Energy (RICE) opened at $29.32 on Friday. Rice Energy has a 12-month low of $18.30 and a 12-month high of $29.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 1.15 and a quick ratio of 1.15. The stock has a market cap of $6,690.00, a P/E ratio of 45.81 and a beta of 1.57.

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About Rice Energy

Rice Energy Inc (Rice Energy) is an independent natural gas and oil company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) properties in the Appalachian Basin. The Company conducts its operations through two segments: Exploration and Production, and Midstream.

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