Might Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) pullback?

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Shares of Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) last traded at $24.99. (NYSE:RICE) performance year to date is -7.78%. The 200 day simple moving average is 10.59%. The 200 SMA is considered a major indicator by market analysts and traders for determining the long-term trend. The price in the market that coincides with the 200 day SMA is recognized as a key support when price moves above the 200 day SMA or resistance when price drops below the same.

Rice Energy Inc. is involved in the acquisition, exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties primarily in the Appalachian Basin. Rice Energy Inc. is headquartered in Hillpointe Drive, United States.

Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) has been in the buzz for all the right reasons.

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Buy with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction. Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The Exponential Moving Average is similar to a simple moving average but it uses a weighting element that exponentially drops from the recent data point. EMA analysis assesses the short term,5 days and 13 days, intermediate term that is 20 days and long-term 50 days EMA. These EMAs will give bullish indications when moving above trailing EMAs and below the latest price and vice versa. EMA alerts comprise crossovers that is the 5 day EMA crosses below/above the 20 day EMA and EMA convergences, 5 day EMA comparable to 13 day EMA. The 5 day EMA 19.90 is higher than the last trade price suggesting a short term bearish pattern building up. Long term, the 50 day EMA 20.92 is also higher than the current trading price depicting a bearish trend overall..

The relative strength index is a momentum oscillator that can measure the magnitude of stock price and velocity changes. Momentum is computed as the ratio of plus price changes to negative price changes. The RSI assessment compares the prevailing RSI against oversold (30), overbought (70) and neutral (50) conditions. Alerts will apprise you when stocks retreat from overbought/oversold levels or breakthrough neutral (50). The current RSI is 40.14 suggesting a bearish price action.

Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) is all set to report its earnings on May 03/a. As per Zack’s analyst scores, Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) currently has a mean brokerage rating of . On a scale of 1-5, a rating of 1 or 2 would imply a buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would indicate a sell recommendation. A rating of 3 would represent a hold on the equity.

As such, while we consider Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) represents a enthralling growth story open to several attractive markets, it would be fascinating to see how it works for long-term shareholders.

EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) and Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE:RICE) announce that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which EQT will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rice common stock for total consideration of approximately $6.7 billion – consisting of 0.37 shares of EQT common stock and $5.30 in cash per share of Rice common stock. EQT will also assume or refinance approximately $1.5 billion of net debt and preferred equity. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

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