Hikma Pharmaceuticals: Jefferies upgrades to Hold with a target price of 1045p.
Shell announced on Wednesday that it had completed the sale of its 50% share in SADAF, the company's joint venture with SABIC, following regulatory approval from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Analysts at Credit Suisse told clients they were encouraged by the oil majors' progress on those factors which they could control.
A better performance at its upstream division, together with continued asset disposals, buoyed Royal Dutch Shell's bottom line during the second quarter of 2017.
Royal Dutch Shell has declared force majeure on Bonny Light crude oil exports in Nigeria, meaning be temporarily exempt from contractual obligations.
Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed a deal to divest its upstream oil interests in Ireland for up to $1.23bn.
HSBC: Berenberg downgrades to Hold with a target price of 600p.
Provident Financial: RBC downgrades to Sector Perform with a target price of 2650p.
Schiehallion oilfield off Shetland in the North Sea has begun producing oil for BP and partners including Shell for the first time since it was shut down for refurbishment in 2013.
Schiehallion oilfield off Shetland in the North Sea has begun producing oil for BP and Shell for the first time since it was shut down for refurbishment in 2013.
A pledge by Saudi Arabia and Russia to do "whatever it takes" to cut global oil stockpiles back down to size boosted oil firms' share prices.
Royal Dutch Shell's net income rose across almost all its main units at the start of the year thanks to the rebound in oil prices, with the company touting how its cash dividend was fully covered for a third consecutive quarter.
Oil stocks and Cyclicals weighed on the market as news flowed in that Libya's main oilfield, Sharara, with a production capacity of 300,000 barrels a day, had come back online after an armed group that was protesting by blocking its pipelines stopped doing so.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity highlighted the favourable prospects for junior oil explorers Rockhopper and Eland Oil&Gas.
Five European energy outfits, incluging Royal Dutch Shell, agreed to provide Nordstream 2 AG up to 950.0m of funds to help build the new pipeline linking Russia's natural gas reserves directly with European consumers, roughly doubling the existing capacity of Nordstream 1.
Cannacord Genuity sounded a cautious note on shares of Royal Dutch Shell's B shares pointing out the company's lack of free cash flow and mounting debt pile given its current dividend payouts, telling clients it preferred BP instead.
Equities in London ended Thursday mixed, ahead of the Easter weekend, as investors headed for safe-haven assets after US President Donald Trump said the dollar was over valued.
Stocks in London surrendered a good portion of their early gains this afternoon as US-North Korea tensions ratcheted to new highs.
Stocks in London manoeuvred their way to a positive close after UK services industry output in March came in much stronger than expected.
Equities in London held on to their early moderate gains on Tuesday to close the session on a positive note, helped throughout the day by weakness in sterling and despite a fall in UK construction growth.