Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) Stock Passes Above Two Hundred Day Moving Average of $61.50

Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A)’s stock price passed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Thursday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of $61.50 and traded as high as $57.33. Royal Dutch Shell shares last traded at $57.03, with a volume of 275,675 shares traded.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on RDS.A. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Tuesday, August 20th. They set a “market perform” rating for the company. BNP Paribas cut shares of Royal Dutch Shell from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 3rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. HSBC cut shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 11th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Friday, August 30th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $66.00.

The firm has a market capitalization of $230.34 billion, a PE ratio of 11.05, a PEG ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.84. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $56.86 and its 200-day moving average price is $61.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 1.10.



Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last released its quarterly earnings data 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). The firm had revenue of $91.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $91.60 billion. Royal Dutch Shell had a return on equity of 10.03% and a net margin of 5.34%. As a group, analysts anticipate that Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR will post 4.54 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 16th were given a dividend of $0.799 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 15th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.59%. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 62.02%.

About Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A)

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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