News stories about Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rice Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 49.0359165932447 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) remained flat at $$29.32 during midday trading on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,690.00, a PE ratio of -23.65 and a beta of 1.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 1.15 and a quick ratio of 1.15. Rice Energy has a fifty-two week low of $18.30 and a fifty-two week high of $29.72.

Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The oil and gas producer reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by ($0.08). Rice Energy had a net margin of 12.25% and a negative return on equity of 13.19%. sell-side analysts forecast that Rice Energy will post 0.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently commented on RICE. BidaskClub raised Rice Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $27.00 price target on shares of Rice Energy in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Scotiabank reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $27.00 price target on shares of Rice Energy in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Jefferies Group set a $26.00 price target on Rice Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $30.00 price target on Rice Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Nineteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.58.

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Rice Energy Company Profile

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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