Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Friday, August 16th will be paid a dividend of 0.799 per share by the energy company on Monday, September 23rd. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.58%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 15th.
Shares of Royal Dutch Shell stock opened at $57.32 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 1.10 and a quick ratio of 0.81. Royal Dutch Shell has a 12-month low of $55.04 and a 12-month high of $70.09. The firm has a market cap of $233.35 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 0.81. The company’s 50 day moving average is $62.78.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on RDS.A shares. Societe Generale upgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. BNP Paribas cut Royal Dutch Shell from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 3rd. Morgan Stanley raised Royal Dutch Shell from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine raised Royal Dutch Shell from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 3rd. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $80.00.
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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