Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.56

Media headlines about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Royal Dutch Shell earned a daily sentiment score of 0.56 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news headlines about the company an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of analysts have commented on RDSA shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,700 ($35.28) to GBX 2,850 ($37.24) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, April 12th. HSBC reduced their target price on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,785 ($36.39) to GBX 2,710 ($35.41) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 10th. Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 3,250 ($42.47) target price on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Thursday, April 4th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group reduced their target price on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 3,350 ($43.77) to GBX 2,950 ($38.55) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,970.38 ($38.81).

Royal Dutch Shell stock opened at GBX 2,489.51 ($32.53) on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $204.85 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 889.11. Royal Dutch Shell has a 12 month low of GBX 2,479 ($32.39) and a 12 month high of GBX 2,525.50 ($33.00). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 37.93, a current ratio of 1.25 and a quick ratio of 0.82.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 14th were issued a $0.47 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.58%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 14th. Royal Dutch Shell’s payout ratio is 51.43%.

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Royal Dutch Shell Company Profile

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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