Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages

Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seventeen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nine have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $84.00.

Several research firms have recently commented on RDS.A. Zacks Investment Research lowered Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 22nd. ValuEngine raised Royal Dutch Shell from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 3rd. HSBC raised Royal Dutch Shell from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 13th. Deutsche Bank raised Royal Dutch Shell from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised Royal Dutch Shell from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 9th.

NYSE RDS.A traded down $0.02 on Monday, reaching $65.07. 2,172,478 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,245,125. The company has a market cap of $265.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 0.81. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. Royal Dutch Shell has a 12 month low of $55.04 and a 12 month high of $71.85. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $63.90.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The energy company reported $1.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.25. The firm had revenue of $83.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $86.12 billion. Royal Dutch Shell had a return on equity of 10.58% and a net margin of 6.02%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.64 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Royal Dutch Shell will post 5.46 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 24th. Investors of record on Friday, May 17th were paid a dividend of $0.799 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 16th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.91%. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 62.02%.

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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