Rice Energy Floats 6M Shares of Stock, Looks to Raise $145M Cash

Yesterday Rice Energy, a pure play exploration & production company focused on the Marcellus and Utica, is floating a new round of stock–6 million shares of it. It was only January 2014 when Rice launched its initial public offering of 44 million shares of stock and hauled in $924 million (see Rice Energy IPO Soars, Brings in $84M More Than Expected). The IPO was priced by underwriters at $21 per share and by the close of the bell on its first day of trading, the stock had gone to $21.90 per share (a 4% increase). How much does the company want for this new round of stock? They’ve priced it at $24.20 per share–which is pretty good considering the stock closed yesterday at $25.12 per share. If Rice gets the asking price of $24.20 per share, this latest round of new stock sales will haul in just north of $145 million in cash…

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