Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of -2.14

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:

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.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 23rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 13th were given a $0.47 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 13th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.7%. Royal Dutch Shell’s payout ratio is currently 0.75%.

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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