Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) Trading Down 0.4%

Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) shares fell 0.4% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $58.71 and last traded at $58.54, 395,076 shares were traded during mid-day trading. A decline of 78% from the average session volume of 1,765,438 shares. The stock had previously closed at $58.78.

Several brokerages have recently commented on RDS.A. BNP Paribas lowered Royal Dutch Shell from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 3rd. Deutsche Bank upgraded Royal Dutch Shell from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 13th. Societe Generale raised Royal Dutch Shell from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 30th. Morgan Stanley raised Royal Dutch Shell from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, May 9th. Finally, Cowen reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $80.00 price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Monday, June 3rd. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Royal Dutch Shell presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $80.00.

The company has a market capitalization of $239.38 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.32, a P/E/G ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 0.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 1.16. The company has a fifty day moving average of $64.15.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The energy company reported $1.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.25. The business had revenue of $83.74 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $86.12 billion. Royal Dutch Shell had a return on equity of 9.97% and a net margin of 5.34%. The business’s revenue was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.64 EPS. Research analysts expect that Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR will post 5.23 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, August 16th will be issued a $0.799 dividend. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 15th. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 62.02%.

About Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A)

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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