Equities analysts expect Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) to announce $0.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have made estimates for Royal Dutch Shell plc’s earnings. Royal Dutch Shell plc posted earnings per share of $0.44 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 113.6%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, February 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Royal Dutch Shell plc will report full year earnings of $3.54 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.44 to $3.62. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $4.10 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.45 to $4.74. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The energy company reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by ($0.32). Royal Dutch Shell plc had a net margin of 3.71% and a return on equity of 6.69%. The firm had revenue of $75.83 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $74.15 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.70 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on RDS.A. Societe Generale lowered shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $63.20 target price on shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $54.00 target price on shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $58.78.

Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) traded down $0.14 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $64.10. The company had a trading volume of 3,740,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,160,000. The company has a current ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The firm has a market capitalization of $265.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.58, a P/E/G ratio of 3.66 and a beta of 1.08. Royal Dutch Shell plc has a twelve month low of $48.07 and a twelve month high of $64.24.

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About Royal Dutch Shell plc

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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