Rice Energy (RICE) Getting Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) have trended positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rice Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 45.254811693236 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

The firm has a market cap of $6,690.00, a PE ratio of -23.65 and a beta of 1.57. The company has a quick ratio of 1.15, a current ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. Rice Energy has a 12 month low of $18.30 and a 12 month high of $29.72.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Cowen set a $30.00 price target on Rice Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $27.50 price objective on shares of Rice Energy in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Eighteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Rice Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus 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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