Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (RDS.A) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seventeen research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and eight have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $82.33.

RDS.A has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Tuesday, September 11th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Raymond James raised Royal Dutch Shell from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 19th. Santander raised Royal Dutch Shell from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 31st. Morgan Stanley downgraded Royal Dutch Shell from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Wolfe Research began coverage on Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Friday, September 28th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $88.00 price target for the company.

Shares of RDS.A stock opened at $63.00 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 1.20 and a quick ratio of 0.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $267.46 billion, a PE ratio of 16.41, a P/E/G ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 1.01. Royal Dutch Shell has a one year low of $60.53 and a one year high of $73.86.

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

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