Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the seventeen research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $82.33.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Citigroup raised Royal Dutch Shell from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 3rd. Raymond James raised Royal Dutch Shell from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. Wolfe Research assumed coverage on Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Friday, September 28th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $88.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Friday, July 27th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered Royal Dutch Shell from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st.

NYSE:RDS.A opened at $63.00 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $267.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a current ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. Royal Dutch Shell has a twelve month low of $60.53 and a twelve month high of $73.86.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 1st. The energy company reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.43 by ($0.07). The business had revenue of $101.55 billion during the quarter. Royal Dutch Shell had a net margin of 5.74% and a return on equity of 9.95%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 30.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.50 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Royal Dutch Shell will post 5.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.799 per share. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 15th. Royal Dutch Shell’s payout ratio is 83.33%.

Royal Dutch Shell Company Profile

Royal Dutch Shell Plc engages in the oil and natural gas production. It operates through the following segments: Integrated Gas, Upstream, Downstream, and Corporate. The Integrated Gas segment manages liquefied natural gas activities and the conversion of natural gas into gas to liquids fuels and other products.

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