Shares of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 2,820.83 ($37.11).

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on RDSB. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “sector performer” rating and issued a GBX 2,600 ($34.20) price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Thursday, October 31st. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,900 ($38.15) price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Tuesday, January 7th. Berenberg Bank raised Royal Dutch Shell to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the company from GBX 2,750 ($36.17) to GBX 2,800 ($36.83) in a research report on Tuesday. HSBC cut their price objective on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,500 ($32.89) to GBX 2,480 ($32.62) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 7th. Finally, UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Tuesday.

LON RDSB traded down GBX 8 ($0.11) during trading hours on Friday, hitting GBX 2,265 ($29.79). 4,658,994 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,080,000. The business’s 50-day moving average is GBX 2,229.71 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 2,335.96. Royal Dutch Shell has a twelve month low of GBX 8.89 ($0.12) and a twelve month high of GBX 2,647 ($34.82). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 46.18, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a current ratio of 1.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $84.47 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.02.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 18th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 14th were paid a dividend of $0.47 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 14th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.57%. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 0.57%.

Royal Dutch Shell Company Profile

Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an energy and petrochemical company worldwide. The company operates through Integrated Gas, Upstream, and Downstream segments. It explores for, and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids; markets and transports oil and gas; produces gas-to-liquids fuels and other products; and operates upstream and midstream infrastructure necessary to deliver gas to market.

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