Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty research firms that are covering the firm. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $60.29.
A number of research analysts have commented on RDS.A shares. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 4th. Societe Generale downgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 30th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc downgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 21st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 3rd. Finally, Scotiabank reissued a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc in a research report on Monday, February 6th.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 17th will be given a $0.799 dividend. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of Infinity. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 15th. Royal Dutch Shell plc’s payout ratio is currently 278.26%.
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Royal Dutch Shell plc Company Profile
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) is an independent oil and gas company. The Company explores for crude oil and natural gas across the world, both in conventional fields and from sources, such as tight rock, shale and coal formations. The Company’s segments include Integrated Gas, Upstream and Downstream and Corporate.
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