Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) Downgraded to Sell at ValuEngine

ValuEngine cut shares of Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday, ValuEngine reports.

Several other brokerages have also issued reports on RDS.A. HSBC upgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Monday, May 13th. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Tuesday, August 20th. They set a market perform rating for the company. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Monday, May 13th. Barclays lowered shares of Royal Dutch Shell from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating in a research note on Monday, August 19th. Finally, Societe Generale upgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $73.33.

Shares of RDS.A stock traded up $0.27 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $56.82. 181,012 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,674,338. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $57.44 and a 200 day simple moving average of $62.13. The company has a current ratio of 1.10, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. Royal Dutch Shell has a 52-week low of $54.56 and a 52-week high of $70.09. The stock has a market capitalization of $231.97 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.99, a P/E/G ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.85.



Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 1st. The energy company reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by ($0.36). Royal Dutch Shell had a return on equity of 10.03% and a net margin of 5.34%. The company had revenue of $91.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $91.60 billion. Sell-side analysts anticipate that Royal Dutch Shell will post 4.51 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 16th will be given a dividend of $0.799 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 15th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.62%. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio is currently 62.02%.

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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