Equities research analysts predict that Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) will report earnings per share of $0.77 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Royal Dutch Shell’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.81 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.72. Royal Dutch Shell posted earnings per share of $0.44 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 75%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, February 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Royal Dutch Shell will report full-year earnings of $3.63 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.49 to $3.75. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $4.06 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.45 to $5.00. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that follow Royal Dutch Shell.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The energy company reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.82 by ($0.32). The firm had revenue of $75.83 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $74.15 billion. Royal Dutch Shell had a net margin of 3.71% and a return on equity of 6.64%. The firm’s revenue was up 22.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.70 EPS.

RDS.A has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. ValuEngine upgraded Royal Dutch Shell from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Scotiabank restated a “hold” rating and issued a $67.00 price target on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Macquarie upgraded Royal Dutch Shell from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, HSBC cut Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $61.03.

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) traded up $0.14 during trading on Monday, reaching $64.70. The company had a trading volume of 4,240,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,320,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $272,110.00, a PE ratio of 20.69, a PEG ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 1.23. Royal Dutch Shell has a 12 month low of $50.32 and a 12 month high of $65.83.

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About Royal Dutch Shell

The Royal Dutch Shell plc explores for crude oil and natural gas around 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, Downstream and Corporate. The Integrated Gas segment is engaged in the liquefaction and transportation of gas and the conversion of natural gas to liquids to provide fuels and other products, as well as projects with an integrated activity, ranging from producing to commercializing gas.

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