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) pushed the Basic Materials sector higher today making it today's featured basic materials winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Royal Dutch Shell rose $1.02 (1.5%) to $68.35 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,424,627 shares of Royal Dutch Shell exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,146,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $67.70-$68.41 after having opened the day at $67.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.33. Other companies within the Basic Materials sector that increased today were:
), up 25.2%,
), up 19.6%,
), up 11.5% and
), up 11.2%.
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Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $214.7 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 2.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.
TheStreet Ratings rates
Royal Dutch Shell
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
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On the negative front,
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), down 19.3%,
), down 16.4% and
), down 15.2% , were all laggards within the basic materials sector with
) being today's basic materials sector laggard.
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