Rice Energy Inc (RICE) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $-1.01 EPS

Rice Energy Inc (RICE) reported quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, Aug-3-2016. The company reported $-1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $-1.01. Analysts had a consensus of $-0.06. The company posted revenue of $116.00 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $180.12 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.03 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Rice Energy Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Topeka Capital Markets on May 9, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 24 from a previous price target of $20 .Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on May 9, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 22 from a previous price target of $19 .

Rice Energy Inc opened for trading at $23.21 and hit $23.54 on the upside on Tusday, eventually ending the session at $23.16, with a gain of 0.87% or 0.2 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 29,86,389 shares. Company has a market cap of $3,624 M.

In a different news, on Nov 30, 2015, Toby Z. Rice (COO) purchased 7,500 shares at $13.30 per share price. According to the SEC, on Mar 19, 2015, John Mccartney (director) purchased 2,000 shares at $19.28 per share price. On Mar 17, 2015, Steven C Dixon (director) purchased 10,000 shares at $17.92 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

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 operates in two segments: Exploration and Production and Midstream. Exploration and Production segment is engaged in the acquisition exploration and development of natural gas oil and NGLs. Midstream segment is engaged in the gathering and compression of natural gas oil and NGL production of and in the provision of water services to support the well completion activities of Rice Energy and third-parties. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment operates in the core of the Marcellus Utica Shales and Upper Devonian Shale. The Company’s midstream assets consist of gathering systems and associated compression infrastructure at Washington County System Greene County System and Belmont County System.

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