Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Royal Dutch Shell earned a media sentiment score of 1.17 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Royal Dutch Shell’s score:

Shares of RDSA stock opened at GBX 2,341.50 ($30.60) on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of GBX 2,313.97 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,422.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 46.18. The stock has a market cap of $98.91 billion and a P/E ratio of 932.50. Royal Dutch Shell has a twelve month low of GBX 26.09 ($0.34) and a twelve month high of GBX 2,637.50 ($34.46).

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 18th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 14th will be given a dividend of $0.47 per share. This represents a yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 14th. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio is currently 58.14%.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Royal Bank of Canada cut Royal Dutch Shell to a “sector performer” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 12th. AlphaValue cut Royal Dutch Shell to an “add” rating and reduced their price target for the company from GBX 2,890 ($37.76) to GBX 2,673 ($34.93) in a research report on Monday, August 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Monday. Oddo Securities reduced their price target on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,750 ($35.93) to GBX 2,650 ($34.63) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 1st. Finally, Barclays reduced their price target on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 3,000 ($39.20) to GBX 2,850 ($37.24) and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Royal Dutch Shell currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 2,727.30 ($35.64).

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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