Headlines about Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. 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 coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 47.524219200513 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on RICE shares. BidaskClub raised Rice Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and set a $27.50 price target on shares of Rice Energy in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price target on shares of Rice Energy in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price target on shares of Rice Energy in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Finally, Scotiabank reissued a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price target on shares of Rice Energy in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Nineteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.58.

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 52 week low of $18.30 and a 52 week high of $29.72. The company has a market cap of $6,690.00, a P/E ratio of -23.65 and a beta of 1.57.

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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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