Time to Buy Royal Dutch Shell Plc After Today’s Option Traders Bet?


 Time to Buy Royal Dutch Shell Plc After Today's Option Traders Bet?

In today’s session Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) registered an unusually high (1,048) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 call, expecting serious RDSA increase. With 1,048 contracts traded and 2514 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: RDSA161118C00052500 closed last at: $0.65 or 0% . About 3.10M shares traded hands. Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) has risen 19.46% since March 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.21% the S&P500.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) Ratings Coverage

Out of 28 analysts covering Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA), 21 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 75% are positive. GBX 2850 is the highest target while GBX 2 is the lowest. The GBX 1981.70 average target is -1.87% below today’s (GBX 2019.5) stock price. Royal Dutch Shell has been the topic of 209 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Conviction Buy” rating given on Friday, May 6 by Goldman Sachs. Citigroup upgraded Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) rating on Tuesday, February 2. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and GBX 1775 price target. The stock has “Overweight” rating given by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, September 2. On Tuesday, June 7 the stock rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, May 4. The stock of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) earned “Buy” rating by Beaufort Securities on Thursday, January 21. The stock of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, June 1 with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating by HSBC given on Wednesday, September 7. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of RDSA in a report on Monday, February 1 with “Buy” rating.

Royal Dutch Shell plc is an independent gas and oil company, based in the United Kingdom. The company has a market cap of 204.84 billion GBP. It operates in three divisions: Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. It has a 10.11 P/E ratio. Upstream combines the operating divisions Upstream International and Upstream Americas, which are engaged in searching for and recovering natural gas and crude oil, the liquefaction and transportation of gas, the extraction of bitumen from oil sands and converting it into synthetic crude oil, and wind energy.

RDSA Company Profile

Royal Dutch Shell plc (shell), incorporated on February 5, 2002, is an independent gas and oil company. The Firm explores for natural gas and crude oil across the world, both in conventional fields and from sources, such as tight rock, shale and coal formations. The Firm is engaged in the principal aspects of the gas and oil industry in approximately 70 countries. The Firm operates in three divisions: Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. The Company’s Upstream segment focuses on exploration for new natural gas and crude oil reserves and on developing new projects. In Downstream, the Company focuses on turning crude oil into a range of refined products, which are moved and marketed around the world for domestic, industrial and transport use. The Firm sells various products, which include gasoline, diesel, heating oil, aviation fuel, marine fuel, liquefied natural gas (LNG) for transport, lubricants, bitumen and sulfur. It also produces and sells ethanol from sugar cane in Brazil.

More notable recent Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Royal Dutch Shell Plc: Advance Notice of Q3 2016 Results Announcement” on October 03, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Royal Dutch Shell plc Second Quarter 2016 Euro and GBP Equivalent Dividend …” published on September 05, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Royal Dutch Shell Plc: Issuance of New Shares” on September 19, 2016. More interesting news about Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Royal Dutch Shell – Strong Dividends And Growth Potential” published on September 21, 2016 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Titans In Trouble: Royal Dutch Shell Dividend Edition” with publication date: September 18, 2016.

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