Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.15

News articles about Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rice Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 47.0669435088773 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) traded down $0.34 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $29.32. 26,809,102 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,313,636. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,690.00, a P/E 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 (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by ($0.08). Rice Energy had a negative return on equity of 13.19% and a net margin of 12.25%. equities research analysts anticipate that Rice Energy will post 0.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on RICE shares. Mizuho reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $27.50 price target on shares of Rice Energy in a report on Friday, October 27th. Cowen set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Rice Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Rice Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. BMO Capital Markets set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Rice Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Rice Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Nineteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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