Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) Shares Gap Down to $68.35

Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A)’s share price gapped down before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $69.84, but opened at $68.35. Royal Dutch Shell shares last traded at $67.68, with a volume of 5058048 shares.

RDS.A has been the topic of several research reports. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Tuesday, September 11th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. ValuEngine lowered Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 13th. Raymond James raised Royal Dutch Shell from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, July 19th. Santander raised Royal Dutch Shell from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 31st. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered Royal Dutch Shell from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $81.85.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 0.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $284.23 billion, a PE ratio of 17.49, a PEG ratio of 0.92 and a beta of 0.99.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The energy company reported $1.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.41 by ($0.29). Royal Dutch Shell had a return on equity of 9.22% and a net margin of 5.64%. The company had revenue of $99.27 billion for the quarter. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. As a group, analysts anticipate that Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR will post 5.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Royal Dutch Shell Company Profile (NYSE:RDS.A)

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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