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.

RICE was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 38, which equates to a potential upside of 36.79 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 24, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 9.55 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -30.15 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 4.65 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -28.21 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

RICE has a 52-week high of 29.36 and a 52-week low of 18.30. Currently the stock is 51.8 percent higher than its low, and 5.38 percent lower than its 52-week high. RICE has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $5.7 billion. RICE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.