Rice Energy (RICE) Stock “Buy” Rating Reconfirmed at BMO Capital Markets; The Target is Set to $28.00; Patheon N V (PTHN) Shorts Increased By 4.47%

June 20, 2017 - By Darrin Black

Patheon N V (NYSE:PTHN) had an increase of 4.47% in short interest. PTHN’s SI was 3.11 million shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 4.47% from 2.98 million shares previously. With 4.37M avg volume, 1 days are for Patheon N V (NYSE:PTHN)’s short sellers to cover PTHN’s short positions. The SI to Patheon N V’s float is 9.29%. About 196,878 shares traded. Patheon NV (NYSE:PTHN) has 0.00% since June 20, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 22 analysts covering Rice Energy (NYSE:RICE), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 68% are positive. Rice Energy has $43 highest and $9.50 lowest target. $26.19’s average target is 8.31% above currents $24.18 stock price. Rice Energy had 62 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 16 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Friday, August 5. The rating was initiated by Topeka Capital Markets on Monday, October 12 with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, July 21, the company rating was initiated by Cowen & Co. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $28 target in Wednesday, August 10 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Williams Capital Group on Monday, November 7. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Friday, November 6. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 14 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, August 14. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, June 2 with “Buy”.

Patheon N.V. is a provider of outsourced pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services. The company has market cap of $5.05 billion. The Company’s divisions include Drug Product Services , Pharmaceutical Development Services (PDS) and Drug Substance Services (DSS). It has a 46.07 P/E ratio. The DPS segment is engaged in manufacturing and packaging for approved prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) and nutritional products.

Among 13 analysts covering Patheon (NYSE:PTHN), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Patheon had 17 analyst reports since August 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, August 15, the company rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Monday, August 15 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of Patheon NV (NYSE:PTHN) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, September 29. As per Tuesday, August 16, the company rating was initiated by Evercore. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, August 15 by Wells Fargo. The rating was downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, March 17 to “Sector Weight”. The stock has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, August 15. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by Leerink Swann given on Friday, June 9. The company was downgraded on Friday, March 17 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, August 15 by William Blair.

About 23.65 million shares traded or 336.35% up from the average. Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) has risen 14.59% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.11% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.5 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.06, from 1.56 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 41 investors sold Rice Energy Inc shares while 60 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 109 raised stakes. 171.99 million shares or 0.36% less from 172.62 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Envestnet Asset Mgmt has invested 0% in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE). Shanda Asset Mngmt Holdg Ltd invested 0.42% of its portfolio in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE). Fmr Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 9.42M shares. Scoria Prns Lp owns 2.25% invested in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) for 70,153 shares. Hap Trading has invested 0.03% in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE). Panagora Asset invested in 0% or 20,442 shares. Comerica State Bank reported 16,021 shares. Carlton Hofferkamp Jenks Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Co owns 0.26% invested in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) for 16,600 shares. Utah Retirement holds 0.02% or 28,100 shares. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Ltd Com stated it has 752,178 shares or 0.21% of all its holdings. 16,106 were reported by Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd. Third Point Lc stated it has 2.65M shares. Creative Planning reported 1,941 shares. Paloma Ptnrs Mngmt holds 0.01% or 34,978 shares in its portfolio. Loomis Sayles & Lp reported 0.02% in Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE).

Analysts await Rice Energy Inc (NYSE:RICE) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.17 EPS, up 342.86% or $0.24 from last year’s $-0.07 per share. RICE’s profit will be $43.52M for 35.56 P/E if the $0.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by Rice Energy Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 41.67% EPS growth.

Rice Energy Inc. is an independent natural gas and oil company. The company has market cap of $6.19 billion. The Firm is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) properties in the Appalachian Basin. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm conducts its activities through two divisions: Exploration and Production, and Midstream.

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