In today’s session Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) registered an unusually high (1,902) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious RDSA increase. With 1,902 contracts traded and 113794 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: RDSA170120C00052500 closed last at: $0.9 or 37.9% down. The stock increased 3.19% or GBX 61.5 on November 15, hitting GBX 1989.5. About 8.43 million shares traded hands or 38.65% up from the average. Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) has risen 6.87% since April 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.95% 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 2096.62 average target is 5.38% above today’s (GBX 1989.5) stock price. Royal Dutch Shell has been the topic of 232 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock has “Overweight” rating given by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, August 16. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 5 by Citigroup. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by Bernstein. The stock of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 18 by UBS. The stock of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) earned “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, July 30. Citigroup maintained the shares of RDSA in a report on Thursday, October 13 with “Neutral” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, June 28 report. On Friday, June 3 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Monday, July 11 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, November 1 by Barclays Capital.
Royal Dutch Shell plc is an independent gas and oil company, based in the United Kingdom. The company has a market cap of 209.75 billion GBP. It operates in three divisions: Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. It has a 9.96 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.
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