Royal Dutch Shell Plc on Focus After Bearish Options Activity


 Royal Dutch Shell Plc on Focus After Bearish Options Activity

In today’s session Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) recorded an unusually high (291) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 put, expecting serious RDSA decrease. With 291 contracts traded and 20144 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: RDSA170120P00050000 closed last at: $2.65 or 6% up. The stock decreased 0.89% or GBX 18.5 on October 17, hitting GBX 2066. About 4.80M shares traded hands. Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) has risen 18.50% since March 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.89% the S&P500.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) Ratings Coverage

Out of 28 analysts covering Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA), 20 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 71% are positive. Royal Dutch Shell has been the topic of 214 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BNP Paribas given on Tuesday, December 22. Liberum Capital maintained it with “Hold” rating and GBX 2120 target price in Thursday, July 30 report. BNP Paribas maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, September 15 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, July 21. Jefferies maintained the shares of RDSA in a report on Wednesday, September 7 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 4 by Barclays Capital. Liberum Capital maintained Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) on Monday, January 25 with “Hold” rating. The stock of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, July 11 by Morgan Stanley. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, April 13 report. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Jefferies on Monday, August 24.

Royal Dutch Shell plc is an independent gas and oil company, based in the United Kingdom. The company has a market cap of 201.46 billion GBP. It operates in three divisions: Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. It has a 10.34 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 important recent Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) news were published by: which released: “Near a 5-Year Low, Is Royal Dutch Shell plc a Buy?” on October 08, 2016, also published article titled: “Royal Dutch Shell: The Turnaround Will Continue”, published: “Royal Dutch Shell Plc: Issuance of New Shares” on September 19, 2016. More interesting news about Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) was released by: and their article: “Royal Dutch Shell Plc: Advance Notice of Q3 2016 Results Announcement” with publication date: October 03, 2016.

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