Brokerages predict that Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) will post earnings of $1.55 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have made estimates for Royal Dutch Shell’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.50 to $1.60. Royal Dutch Shell reported earnings of $1.04 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 49%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, February 7th.

On average, analysts expect that Royal Dutch Shell will report full-year earnings of $5.36 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.25 to $5.56. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $6.05 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.99 to $7.12. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Royal Dutch Shell.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 1st. The energy company reported $1.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.43 by ($0.07). The firm had revenue of $101.55 billion for the quarter. Royal Dutch Shell had a return on equity of 9.95% and a net margin of 5.74%. Royal Dutch Shell’s revenue was up 30.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.50 earnings per share.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research restated a “sell” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Wednesday, November 14th. Citigroup raised Royal Dutch Shell from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 3rd. Santander raised Royal Dutch Shell from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 31st. ValuEngine lowered Royal Dutch Shell from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 8th. Finally, Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Tuesday, September 11th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Royal Dutch Shell presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $81.85.

Shares of NYSE:RDS.A traded up $0.42 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $59.61. The company had a trading volume of 3,397,049 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,181,208. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 1.20. The company has a market capitalization of $253.16 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 1.01. Royal Dutch Shell has a 52-week low of $57.65 and a 52-week high of $73.86.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 19th. Investors of record on Friday, November 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.799 per share. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 15th. Royal Dutch Shell’s payout ratio is currently 83.33%.

About Royal Dutch Shell

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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