Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty research firms that are currently covering the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation, eleven have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $60.29.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 1st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc cut shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 21st. Scotiabank reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 target price on shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc in a research report on Monday, February 6th. Finally, Societe Generale cut shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 30th.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 17th will be given a $0.799 dividend. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of Infinity. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 15th. Royal Dutch Shell plc’s payout ratio is 278.26%.
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Royal Dutch Shell plc Company Profile
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) is an independent oil and gas company. The Company explores for crude oil and natural gas across 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 and Downstream and Corporate.
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