Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) – Equities researchers at Piper Jaffray Companies boosted their Q2 2019 earnings per share estimates for Royal Dutch Shell in a research note issued on Monday, April 22nd. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst B. Fernandez now forecasts that the energy company will post earnings of $1.45 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.11. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Royal Dutch Shell’s Q3 2019 earnings at $1.45 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.45 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $5.40 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $1.50 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $5.94 EPS.
Several other equities analysts also recently issued reports on RDS.A. ValuEngine downgraded Royal Dutch Shell from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded Royal Dutch Shell from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded Royal Dutch Shell from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $79.67.
Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The energy company reported $1.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.30 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $104.63 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $86.91 billion. Royal Dutch Shell had a return on equity of 10.58% and a net margin of 5.91%.
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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