Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSA) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the fourteen brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation, nine have given a buy recommendation and two have issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 3,018.50 ($39.44).
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on RDSA shares. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 3,175 ($41.49) price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Wednesday, June 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,700 ($35.28) to GBX 2,850 ($37.24) and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 12th. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,950 ($38.55) price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. HSBC decreased their price target on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,785 ($36.39) to GBX 2,710 ($35.41) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 10th. Finally, Barclays restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Monday, June 10th.
Shares of LON:RDSA traded down GBX 10 ($0.13) on Monday, hitting GBX 2,572.50 ($33.61). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 6,280,359 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,420,000. Royal Dutch Shell has a 12 month low of GBX 2,209.50 ($28.87) and a 12 month high of GBX 2,708 ($35.38). The firm has a market capitalization of $214.22 billion and a P/E ratio of 909.01. The company’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 2,497.11. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 46.21.
The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 24th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 16th were issued a $0.47 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 16th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.49%. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 52.30%.
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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