Equities research analysts expect Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A) to post $0.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.00 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.72. Royal Dutch Shell PLC reported earnings of $0.44 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 95.5%. The firm is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, February 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Royal Dutch Shell PLC will report full year earnings of $3.58 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.49 to $3.70. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $3.77 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.36 to $5.00. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The energy company reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by ($0.32). Royal Dutch Shell PLC had a return on equity of 6.64% and a net margin of 3.71%. The business had revenue of $75.83 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $74.15 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.70 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research analysts have weighed in on RDS.A shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Royal Dutch Shell PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $63.20 price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell PLC in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $62.00 price target on Royal Dutch Shell PLC and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. HSBC Holdings PLC downgraded Royal Dutch Shell PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Royal Dutch Shell PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $58.78.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDS.A) traded up $0.67 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $62.15. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,215,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,517,682. Royal Dutch Shell PLC has a 1-year low of $48.34 and a 1-year high of $65.83. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The company has a market cap of $260,900.00, a P/E ratio of 19.70, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.43 and a beta of 1.08.

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About Royal Dutch Shell PLC

The Royal Dutch Shell plc explores for crude oil and natural gas around the world, both in conventional fields and from sources, such as tight rock, shale and coal formations. The Company’s segments include Integrated Gas, Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. The Integrated Gas segment is engaged in the liquefaction and transportation of gas and the conversion of natural gas to liquids to provide fuels and other products, as well as projects with an integrated activity, ranging from producing to commercializing gas.

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