Media coverage about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm 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 closest to five being the most favorable. Royal Dutch Shell earned a media sentiment score of 0.75 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the company an news buzz score of 8 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
RDSB has been the topic of several research reports. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Monday, November 12th. Goldman Sachs Group raised their price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 3,150 ($41.16) to GBX 3,300 ($43.12) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 7th. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, December 10th. HSBC lowered their price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,900 ($37.89) to GBX 2,680 ($35.02) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 14th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 3,030 ($39.59) price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,925.77 ($38.23).
RDSB stock opened at GBX 2,473 ($32.31) on Tuesday. Royal Dutch Shell has a one year low of GBX 2,037 ($26.62) and a one year high of GBX 2,617 ($34.20).
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 14th will be paid a $0.47 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 14th.
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Royal Dutch Shell Company Profile
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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