Royal Dutch Shell Plc Stock Was Sold By Options Traders

 Royal Dutch Shell Plc Stock Was Sold By Options Traders

In today’s session Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSB) recorded an unusually high (600) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 put, expecting serious RDSB decrease. With 600 contracts traded and 2484 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: RDSB170120P00052500 closed last at: $2.1 or 16% down. About 5.67 million shares traded hands. Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) has risen 27.56% since March 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.52% the S&P500.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) Ratings Coverage

Out of 14 analysts covering Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB), 10 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 71% are positive. GBX 2850 is the highest target while GBX 1570 is the lowest. The GBX 2055.08 average target is -4.79% below today’s (GBX 2158.5) stock price. Royal Dutch Shell has been the topic of 79 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, May 5 by Beaufort Securities. Deutsche Bank maintained Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) rating on Friday, March 18. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and GBX 2035 price target. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of RDSB in a report on Tuesday, July 5 with “Overweight” rating. Liberum Capital maintained Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) rating on Monday, December 14. Liberum Capital has “Hold” rating and GBX 1850 price target. The rating was maintained by HSBC with “Buy” on Thursday, October 15. On Tuesday, August 18 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The stock of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) earned “Buy” rating by Nomura on Monday, October 26. Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 3 report. The stock of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 4 by Liberum Capital. The stock of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, October 22.

Royal Dutch Shell plc is an independent gas and oil company. The company has a market cap of 194.92 billion GBP. 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. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm is engaged in the principal aspects of the gas and oil industry in approximately 70 countries.

RDSB 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:RDSB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Outlook For Shell Mixed – Caution Ahead” on October 07, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Royal Dutch Shell Plc: Advance Notice of Q3 2016 Results Announcement” published on October 03, 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:RDSB) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Royal Dutch Shell plc: Additional Listing” published on September 12, 2016 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Research Reports Initiation on Oil & Gas Stocks — Royal Dutch Shell …” with publication date: October 06, 2016.

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