Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) Shares Gap Down to $61.64

Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) gapped down before the market opened on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $64.21, but opened at $61.64. Royal Dutch Shell shares last traded at $58.98, with a volume of 3729265 shares changing hands.

Several analysts recently weighed in on RDS.A shares. Morgan Stanley downgraded Royal Dutch Shell from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Santander upgraded Royal Dutch Shell from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 31st. Finally, Wolfe Research started coverage on Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Friday, September 28th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $88.00 price objective for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $81.85.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 1.20 and a quick ratio of 0.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $257.12 billion, a PE ratio of 15.36, a PEG ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 1.01.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The energy company reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.43 by ($0.07). Royal Dutch Shell had a return on equity of 9.95% and a net margin of 5.74%. The firm had revenue of $101.55 billion during the quarter. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.50 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 30.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR will post 5.36 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 16th will be issued a $0.799 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 15th. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.42%. Royal Dutch Shell’s payout ratio is presently 83.33%.

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Royal Dutch Shell Company Profile (NYSE:RDS.A)

Royal Dutch Shell Plc engages in the oil and natural gas production. It operates through the following segments: Integrated Gas, Upstream, Downstream, and Corporate. The Integrated Gas segment manages liquefied natural gas activities and the conversion of natural gas into gas to liquids fuels and other products.

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