Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 1.54

News coverage about Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Royal Dutch Shell earned a media sentiment score of 1.54 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned press coverage about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

RDSB opened at GBX 2,332.50 ($30.48) on Friday. Royal Dutch Shell has a 52-week low of GBX 2,037 ($26.62) and a 52-week high of GBX 2,617 ($34.20).

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 19th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.47 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.47%.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. UBS Group set a GBX 2,950 ($38.55) price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group set a GBX 3,500 ($45.73) price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 1st. Berenberg Bank restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 2,800 ($36.59) price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Tuesday, October 2nd. BNP Paribas restated an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 3,450 ($45.08) price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Thursday, October 4th. Finally, Barclays restated an “overweight” rating and issued a GBX 3,300 ($43.12) price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Monday, October 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 2,984.69 ($39.00).

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Royal Dutch Shell Company Profile

Royal Dutch Shell plc explores for crude oil and natural gas worldwide. The company operates through Integrated Gas, Upstream, and Downstream segments. It explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company also liquefies gas; converts natural gas to liquids to provide fuels and other products; markets and transports oil and gas; and extracts bitumen from mined oil sands and converts it to synthetic crude oil.

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