News articles about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) have been trending negative on Monday, InfoTrie reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Royal Dutch Shell earned a news impact score of -2.60 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave headlines about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Royal Dutch Shell’s ranking:
Several brokerages recently issued reports on RDSA. Main First Bank began coverage on Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Wednesday, December 4th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. AlphaValue downgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell to an “add” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from GBX 2,890 ($37.76) to GBX 2,673 ($34.93) in a report on Monday, August 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their target price on shares of Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,900 ($37.89) to GBX 2,850 ($37.24) and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday. Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of Royal Dutch Shell to a “sector performer” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 12th. Finally, HSBC cut their price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,500 ($32.67) to GBX 2,480 ($32.41) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 7th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 2,722.30 ($35.57).
LON RDSA opened at GBX 2,181 ($28.50) on Monday. Royal Dutch Shell has a one year low of GBX 3.05 ($0.04) and a one year high of GBX 2,637.50 ($34.46). The business’s fifty day moving average is GBX 2,276.11 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2,394.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 46.18, a current ratio of 1.15 and a quick ratio of 0.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $91.16 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 868.58.
The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 18th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 14th will be given a $0.47 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 14th. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio is 58.14%.
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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