Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 1.60

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Media headlines about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Royal Dutch Shell earned a news sentiment score of 1.60 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news headlines about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Royal Dutch Shell’s score:

Shares of LON:RDSB opened at GBX 1,241.40 ($16.33) on Friday. Royal Dutch Shell has a twelve month low of GBX 8.89 ($0.12) and a twelve month high of GBX 2,647 ($34.82). The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,334.02 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 1,822.59. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 51.84. The company has a market cap of $46.01 billion and a PE ratio of 10.15.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 22nd. Investors of record on Thursday, May 14th will be issued a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 14th. This represents a yield of 0.88%. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 42.52%.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. CSFB reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Friday, May 1st. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,700 ($22.36) price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Friday, May 1st. Morgan Stanley reissued a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 1,160 ($15.26) price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Monday, April 20th. HSBC decreased their price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 1,545 ($20.32) to GBX 1,500 ($19.73) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 14th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a GBX 1,650 ($21.70) price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, May 15th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 1,861.95 ($24.49).

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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