Media headlines about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Royal Dutch Shell earned a coverage optimism score of 2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned press coverage about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Royal Dutch Shell’s ranking:
- Shell finds light oil reserves at mountain in Albania (finance.yahoo.com)
- Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) Share Price (americanbankingnews.com)
- Shell starts production at giant Appomattox field in Gulf of Mexico (finance.yahoo.com)
- Shipowners see increase in IMO-compliant fuels, but doubts persist (finance.yahoo.com)
- Dutch minister: cut gas production at Groningen faster (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Royal Dutch Shell stock opened at GBX 2,487 ($32.50) on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 46.21, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.80. Royal Dutch Shell has a 1-year low of GBX 2,481.50 ($32.43) and a 1-year high of GBX 2,549.50 ($33.31). The stock has a market cap of $206.18 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 878.80.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.47 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th. This represents a yield of 1.49%. Royal Dutch Shell’s payout ratio is currently 50.88%.
A number of analysts recently weighed in on RDSA shares. Barclays restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Monday, March 11th. HSBC restated a “hold” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Friday, February 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Friday, February 1st. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,950 ($38.55) price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Friday, May 3rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Monday, May 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. Royal Dutch Shell has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 2,976.54 ($38.89).
Royal Dutch Shell Company Profile
Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an energy and petrochemical company worldwide. The company operates through Integrated Gas, Upstream, and Downstream segments. It explores for, and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids; markets and transports oil and gas; produces gas-to-liquids fuels and other products; and operates upstream and midstream infrastructure necessary to deliver gas to market.
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