Research Report for: Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE)

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Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) will report its next earnings on Feb 22 – Feb 27 (Est.). The company reported the earnings of $0.01/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.02/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $-0.01/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of -50%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Rice Energy Inc. and for the current quarter 23 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.03/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $-0.18/share and a High Estimate of $0.24/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 13 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Rice Energy Inc. as 267.81 Million. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Rice Energy Inc. is 209.8 Million and the High Revenue Estimate is 324.98 Million. The company had Year Ago Sales of 136.09 Million.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Rice Energy Inc., where 8 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 9 analysts have given a Buy signal, 8 said it’s a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 22 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Rice Energy Inc. might touch $43 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $32.14 and $23 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Rice Energy Inc. got Upgrade on 21-Nov-16 where investment firm Deutsche Bank Upgrade the stock from Hold to Buy.

Rice Energy Inc. closed its last trading session at $24.83 with the loss of -1.93%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 4.93 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $29.36 and 52-week low of $7.92. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 3.86% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -1.98% and 18% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Sep 22, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 20, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 1.57 and Average Volume (3 months) is 4.06 million. Rice Energy Inc. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 0 and Forward P/E ratio of 101.88.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of -8.8%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -24.5%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is -16.6%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Rice Energy Inc. currently shows a Weekly Performance of -2.87%, where Monthly Performance is 10.23%, Quarterly performance is -7.41%, 6 Months performance is 16.9% and yearly performance percentage is 78%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 123.39%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 5.19% and Monthly Volatility of 4.63%.