Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 1st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 16th will be given a dividend of 0.799 per share by the energy company on Wednesday, December 19th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 15th.
Royal Dutch Shell stock opened at $63.00 on Friday. Royal Dutch Shell has a 1-year low of $60.53 and a 1-year high of $73.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $267.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 1.20.
Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The energy company reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.43 by ($0.07). Royal Dutch Shell had a net margin of 5.74% and a return on equity of 9.95%. The firm had revenue of $101.55 billion during the quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.50 EPS. Royal Dutch Shell’s revenue was up 30.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Royal Dutch Shell will post 5.57 EPS for the current year.
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on RDS.A shares. Raymond James upgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 19th. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Friday, July 27th. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Finally, Santander raised shares of Royal Dutch Shell from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Royal Dutch Shell presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $81.85.
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About Royal Dutch Shell
Royal Dutch Shell Plc engages in the oil and natural gas production. It operates through the following segments: Integrated Gas, Upstream, Downstream, and Corporate. The Integrated Gas segment manages liquefied natural gas activities and the conversion of natural gas into gas to liquids fuels and other products.
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