AlphaValue downgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) to an add rating in a report published on Monday morning, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports. AlphaValue currently has GBX 2,673 ($34.93) price objective on the stock, down from their previous price objective of GBX 2,890 ($37.76).
RDSA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Deutsche Bank restated a buy rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Friday, July 12th. Jefferies Financial Group restated a buy rating and set a GBX 2,900 ($37.89) target price on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Friday, August 2nd. Barclays restated an overweight rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Wednesday, July 24th. UBS Group restated a buy rating and set a GBX 2,900 ($37.89) target price on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research note on Wednesday, May 29th. Finally, HSBC lifted their target price on shares of Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,840 ($37.11) to GBX 2,875 ($37.57) and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Royal Dutch Shell presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of GBX 2,875.33 ($37.57).
Shares of Royal Dutch Shell stock opened at GBX 2,275 ($29.73) on Monday. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 2,513.67. The stock has a market cap of $97.83 billion and a PE ratio of 916.60. Royal Dutch Shell has a 1-year low of GBX 2,209.50 ($28.87) and a 1-year high of GBX 2,687 ($35.11). The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 47.21.
The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 23rd. Investors of record on Thursday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.47 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 15th. Royal Dutch Shell’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 62.05%.
In related news, insider Neil A. P. Carson purchased 16,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 6th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 2,326 ($30.39) per share, for a total transaction of £372,160 ($486,292.96).
About Royal Dutch Shell
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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