Analyst Ratings for Rice Energy Inc. (RICE)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, RICE was issued an average rating of Overweight.

8 analysts declared RICE a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 15 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 12. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for RICE by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 38, implying potential capital gains of 36.79 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 24, implying potential capital losses of -13.61 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 9.55 percent. That number becomes -30.15 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 4.65 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -28.21 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

In the trailing 52-weeks, RICE hit 29.36 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 18.30. Today's price is 51.8 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.38 percent lower than its 52-week high. RICE has a price/earnings ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The RICE value stock report compares RICE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of RICE is $5.7 billion. RICE will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.