Media headlines about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB) have trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Royal Dutch Shell earned a media sentiment score of -2.14 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media stories about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Royal Dutch Shell’s score:
- Goldman Sachs Group Reiterates Buy Rating for Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Shell's workforce, construction drastically cut at Beaver County site (finance.yahoo.com)
- Sanford C. Bernstein Analysts Give Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB) a GBX 1,700 Price Target (americanbankingnews.com)
- Stocks – Chevron Surges in Premarket on Cash Conservation Package (finance.yahoo.com)
LON RDSB traded down GBX 43.40 ($0.57) on Thursday, reaching GBX 1,374 ($18.07). 13,815,177 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,080,000. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 50.63. Royal Dutch Shell has a one year low of GBX 8.89 ($0.12) and a one year high of GBX 2,647 ($34.82). The firm has a market capitalization of $58.28 billion and a PE ratio of 7.05. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is GBX 1,593.94 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is GBX 2,090.66.
RDSB has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Monday, February 24th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,700 ($22.36) price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Tuesday. Kepler Capital Markets lowered their price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,764.08 ($36.36) to GBX 2,529.22 ($33.27) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 24th. Societe Generale dropped their target price on shares of Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,700 ($35.52) to GBX 2,550 ($33.54) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 4th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Wednesday. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 2,437.45 ($32.06).
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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