Rice Energy (RICE) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.22

News stories about Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rice Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.1066776426256 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.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research firms have recently issued reports on RICE. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 target price on shares of Rice Energy in a report on Friday, September 29th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rice Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 target price on shares of Rice Energy in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $26.00 target price on shares of Rice Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Scotiabank reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 target price on shares of Rice Energy in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Nineteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.71.

Rice Energy (NYSE RICE) remained flat at $$29.32 during trading hours on Friday. 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. The company has a market capitalization of $6,690.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 45.81 and a beta of 1.57.

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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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