Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Likely to Affect Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) Share Price

News coverage about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 1.07 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines about the company an news buzz score of 7 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Royal Dutch Shell’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently issued reports on RDSA. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 3,000 ($39.20) price objective (up from GBX 2,950 ($38.55)) on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Friday, May 24th. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 2,900 ($37.89) price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Wednesday, May 29th. Barclays reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Wednesday, March 20th. HSBC upped their price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,640 ($34.50) to GBX 2,750 ($35.93) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Monday, May 6th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. Royal Dutch Shell has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,972.69 ($38.84).

Shares of LON RDSA opened at GBX 2,518.50 ($32.91) on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $208.79 billion and a P/E ratio of 889.93. Royal Dutch Shell has a 12-month low of GBX 2,209.50 ($28.87) and a 12-month high of GBX 2,708 ($35.38). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 46.21, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a current ratio of 1.16.

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 24th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.47 per share. This represents a yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio is presently 51.94%.

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About Royal Dutch Shell

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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