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Bearish Options Activity on Royal Dutch Shell Plc After Worse Fundamentals

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By Linda Rogers April 12, 2016

In today’s session Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) recorded an unusually high (474) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the July, 2016 put, expecting serious RDSA decrease. With 474 contracts traded and 11054 open interest for the Jul, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: RDSA160715P00047500 closed last at: $2.15 or 15.7% down. The stock is down 0.40% or GBX 7 after the news, hitting GBX 1725 per share. About 1.84 million shares traded hands. Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) has risen 7.31% since September 10, 2015 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.65% the S&P500.

Out of 25 analysts covering Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA), 16 rate it “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 80% are positive. Royal Dutch Shell was the topic in 154 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Barclays Capital maintained the stock on March 14 with “Overweight” rating.

Royal Dutch Shell plc is an independent gas and oil company, based in the United Kingdom. The company has a market cap of 202.45 billion GBP. It operates in three divisions: Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. It has 8.63 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.

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