Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of -2.14

Headlines about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) have been trending negative on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Royal Dutch Shell earned a coverage optimism score of -2.14 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave headlines 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 near future.

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

Shares of RDSA stock traded down GBX 46.20 ($0.61) during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 1,457 ($19.17). 30,353,658 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,420,000. Royal Dutch Shell has a 52-week low of GBX 3.05 ($0.04) and a 52-week high of GBX 2,637.50 ($34.69). The stock has a market cap of $54.23 billion and a P/E ratio of 7.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 50.63, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 0.72. The stock’s fifty day moving average is GBX 1,611.82 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 2,098.46.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 23rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 13th were given a $0.47 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 13th. Royal Dutch Shell’s payout ratio is currently 0.75%.

RDSA has been the subject of several research analyst reports. HSBC raised shares of Royal Dutch Shell to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 12th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Tuesday, January 14th. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price objective on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,750 ($36.17) to GBX 2,050 ($26.97) and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. decreased their target price on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,850 ($37.49) to GBX 1,750 ($23.02) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, March 12th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group cut Royal Dutch Shell to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from GBX 2,470 ($32.49) to GBX 1,140 ($15.00) in a report on Monday, March 16th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 2,133.30 ($28.06).

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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