Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) Earning Negative Press Coverage, Report Finds

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Press coverage about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) has been trending negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Royal Dutch Shell earned a news sentiment score of -2.60 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned press coverage 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 company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Royal Dutch Shell stock opened at GBX 2,308 ($30.16) on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 46.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $97.20 billion and a PE ratio of 919.16. The business’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 2,312.09 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 2,416.38. Royal Dutch Shell has a 12 month low of GBX 3.05 ($0.04) and a 12 month high of GBX 2,637.50 ($34.46).

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 18th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 14th will be given a dividend of $0.47 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 14th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.57%. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 58.14%.

RDSA has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. HSBC lowered their price target on 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. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Monday, November 4th. AlphaValue cut Royal Dutch Shell to an “add” rating and lowered their price target for the company from GBX 2,890 ($37.76) to GBX 2,673 ($34.93) in a report on Monday, August 12th. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,780 ($36.33) price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Friday, November 1st. Finally, Oddo Securities lowered their price target on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,750 ($35.93) to GBX 2,650 ($34.63) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, November 1st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 2,727.30 ($35.64).

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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