Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) Given News Impact Score of 1.14

News articles about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Royal Dutch Shell earned a news impact score of 1.14 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of LON:RDSB traded down GBX 2.50 ($0.03) during midday trading on Friday, reaching GBX 2,462.50 ($32.18). 3,955,802 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,080,000. Royal Dutch Shell has a fifty-two week low of GBX 2,037 ($26.62) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 2,617 ($34.20).

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 19th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.47 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 15th.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on RDSB. HSBC set a GBX 2,850 ($37.24) price objective on Royal Dutch Shell and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 18th. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Tuesday, October 30th. Goldman Sachs Group raised their price objective on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,980 ($38.94) to GBX 3,130 ($40.90) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 14th. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,411 ($31.50) to GBX 2,830 ($36.98) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 5th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a GBX 3,300 ($43.12) price objective on Royal Dutch Shell and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, September 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Royal Dutch Shell presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 2,984.69 ($39.00).

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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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