Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) Upgraded to “Buy” at Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Monday morning, The Fly reports.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Royal Dutch Shell from a strong-buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. ValuEngine upgraded Royal Dutch Shell from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. Morgan Stanley upgraded Royal Dutch Shell from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating in a research note on Thursday, May 9th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lowered Royal Dutch Shell from an outperform rating to a sector perform rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 26th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $79.67.

RDS.A stock opened at $64.86 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 1.16. Royal Dutch Shell has a 1-year low of $55.04 and a 1-year high of $73.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $267.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 0.86.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 2nd. The energy company reported $1.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.26. Royal Dutch Shell had a return on equity of 10.58% and a net margin of 6.02%. The business had revenue of $83.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $86.12 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.64 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts predict that Royal Dutch Shell will post 5.59 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 17th will be paid a $0.799 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 16th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.93%. Royal Dutch Shell’s payout ratio is presently 62.02%.

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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