RDSB stockrank fall

Sunday, Feb 05 2017 by

The RDSB stockrank seems to have fallen off a cliff from 90 to 51. The fundamentals don't seem to have changed from the last few months when the rank was 90 or above. Any ideas why that change occurred?


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The Royal Dutch Shell plc explores for crude oil and natural gas around the world, both in conventional fields and from sources, such as tight rock, shale and coal formations. The Company's segments include Integrated Gas, Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. The Integrated Gas segment is engaged in the liquefaction and transportation of gas and the conversion of natural gas to liquids to provide fuels and other products, as well as projects with an integrated activity, ranging from producing to commercializing gas. The Upstream segment includes the operations of Upstream, which is engaged in the exploration for and extraction of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, and the marketing and transportation of oil and gas, and Oil Sands, which is engaged in the extraction of bitumen from mined oil sands and conversion into synthetic crude oil. The Downstream segment is engaged in oil products and chemicals manufacturing, and marketing activities. more »

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gus 1065 5th Feb '17 1 of 9

All of the constituent QV and M scores are down since the comparable Stock report since the start of January, but it is the Q score in particular that has dropped by about 30 points from 73 to 40.  Jan 5th Stockopedia report here:-


May be tied up with the results announcement from last week that included a fair few adjustments following last year's BG acquisition that might have tripped a few key elements of the Q algorithm. Results release posted here.


Alternatively may be just a rogue data point that has slipped through and created ripples in the pond. It happens from time to time but usually gets spotted and backed out. So far as I know Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSB) is still pretty much the same dividend belching behemoth it was a few weeks ago.



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nickwild 5th Feb '17 2 of 9

In reply to post #170182

Thank you.


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grb 5th Feb '17 3 of 9

The stock rank was still 91 on 1st Feb when I last noted it. We so need proper rank history functionality!

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nickwild 5th Feb '17 4 of 9

In reply to post #170188


I agree. It seems to be odd that the flagship Stockrank can't be easily accessed as a historical graph for any given stock.


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matylda 5th Feb '17 5 of 9

Yes would be great even to overlay on a price chart too !

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Murakami 5th Feb '17 6 of 9

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langley59 7th Feb '17 7 of 9

I posed a question to Stockopedia support last week (2nd Feb) asking why the Quality rank for RDSB was as high as 74 when ROCE and Op Margin were both negative in the Quality box. As mentioned above the Quality rank is now only 40. I presume that this is as a result of new data being added in from the 4th quarter and full year 2016 results released on 2nd Feb as there is now a longer track record of poor ROCE and Op Margin for this stock. NB I was informed that the Quality rank is driven more by the long term average ROCE and Op margin than the more recent trend - my concern is that this potentially gives a false impression of quality and misses the deteriorating trend.

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martinr 13th Feb '17 8 of 9

I note that the 2016 dividends are shown as $0.94 per share, whereas they are actually $1.88 per share. (4 @$0.47).

Might that affect the ranking ? Seems to be a source data goof somewhere.

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rob fish 28th May '17 9 of 9

its history now back up

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