Brokerages Expect Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) to Announce $1.08 EPS

Analysts predict that Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) will report earnings of $1.08 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have made estimates for Royal Dutch Shell’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.98 to $1.18. Royal Dutch Shell posted earnings per share of $1.37 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 21.2%. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report before the market opens on Thursday, January 30th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Royal Dutch Shell will report full year earnings of $4.45 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.30 to $4.56. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $5.09 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.39 to $6.10. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Royal Dutch Shell.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 31st. The energy company reported $1.18 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.98 by $0.20. Royal Dutch Shell had a net margin of 5.51% and a return on equity of 9.71%. The company had revenue of $89.54 billion during the quarter.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on RDS.A shares. Cowen lowered shares of Royal Dutch Shell from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $69.00 to $60.00 in a research report on Thursday, September 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Friday, August 30th. HSBC lowered shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 11th. Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Tuesday, November 26th. They set a “hold” rating and a $70.00 target price for the company. Finally, ABN Amro lowered shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Royal Dutch Shell has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $67.33.

Shares of RDS.A stock traded up $0.09 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $57.36. The stock had a trading volume of 2,063,373 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,678,490. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $58.71 and its 200 day simple moving average is $59.89. The company has a current ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. Royal Dutch Shell has a 12 month low of $54.56 and a 12 month high of $66.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $231.68 billion, a PE ratio of 11.12, a PEG ratio of 2.61 and a beta of 0.87.

About Royal Dutch Shell

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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