Shares of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON:RDSB) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the fifteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and ten have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 3,064 ($40.04).
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on RDSB shares. Jefferies Financial Group set a GBX 3,050 ($39.85) target price on Royal Dutch Shell and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Thursday, August 29th. HSBC set a GBX 2,500 ($32.67) target price on Royal Dutch Shell and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Societe Generale restated a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Friday, July 12th.
Royal Dutch Shell stock traded down GBX 15.50 ($0.20) during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 2,283 ($29.83). 4,174,439 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,080,000. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 47.21. The business has a fifty day moving average of GBX 2,374.70 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,457.07. Royal Dutch Shell has a 1-year low of GBX 2,227 ($29.10) and a 1-year high of GBX 2,725.50 ($35.61). The company has a market capitalization of $85.39 billion and a PE ratio of 9.20.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 23rd. Investors of record on Thursday, August 15th will be issued a $0.47 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 15th. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio is 0.63%.
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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