Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Rice Energy (RICE) Stock Price

News headlines about Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 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 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 45.9055465228659 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently weighed in on RICE. US Capital Advisors downgraded Rice Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Cowen set a $30.00 target price on Rice Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded Rice Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $29.00 to $26.00 in a research report on Friday, September 8th. BMO Capital Markets set a $30.00 target price on 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 target on shares of Rice Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Nineteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Rice Energy presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.71.

Shares of Rice Energy (RICE) traded down $0.34 on Wednesday, reaching $29.32. 26,809,102 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,313,636. The company has a market capitalization of $6,690.00, a PE ratio of 45.81 and a beta of 1.57. The company has a current ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. Rice Energy has a 1 year low of $18.30 and a 1 year high of $29.72.

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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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