Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news 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 news sentiment score of 1.14 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave headlines about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Wednesday, October 3rd. HSBC reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 3,350 ($43.77) target price on Royal Dutch Shell and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 19th. Citigroup reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Wednesday, October 3rd. Finally, Deutsche Bank set a GBX 2,850 ($37.24) target price on Royal Dutch Shell and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,973 ($38.85).

RDSA traded down GBX 63.50 ($0.83) during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 2,418 ($31.60). 5,705,391 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,420,000. Royal Dutch Shell has a one year low of GBX 1,982.50 ($25.90) and a one year high of GBX 2,579.50 ($33.71).

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 19th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.47 per share. This represents a yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 15th.

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About Royal Dutch Shell

Royal Dutch Shell plc explores for crude oil and natural gas worldwide. The company operates through Integrated Gas, Upstream, and Downstream segments. It explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company also liquefies gas; converts natural gas to liquids to provide fuels and other products; markets and transports oil and gas; and extracts bitumen from mined oil sands and converts it to synthetic crude oil.

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