Media stories about Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rice Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 45.6417998450247 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Omni Partners Llp Buys Kite Pharma Inc, Rice Energy Inc, Calpine Corp, Sells Reynolds American … – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- EQT Completes Acquisition of Rice Energy – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
- Rice Energy Inc. (RICE) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.18 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- EQT gets green light to close on Rice acquisition (msn.com)
- EQT Shareholders Approve Transaction With Rice Energy – Quick Facts (nasdaq.com)
RICE has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rice Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. BMO Capital Markets set a $30.00 price target on shares of Rice Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Stephens lowered shares of Rice Energy from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $30.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Mizuho reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $27.50 price target on shares of Rice Energy in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price target on shares of Rice Energy in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Nineteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.71.
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Rice Energy (RICE) traded down $0.34 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $29.32. 26,809,102 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,313,636. The company has a market capitalization of $6,685.94, a P/E ratio of 45.81 and a beta of 1.57. 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.
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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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