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

About Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)

Royal Dutch Shell plc logoThe 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. The Upstream segment includes the operations of Upstream, which is engaged in the exploration for and extraction of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, and the marketing and transportation of oil and gas, and Oil Sands, which is engaged in the extraction of bitumen from mined oil sands and conversion into synthetic crude oil. The Downstream segment is engaged in oil products and chemicals manufacturing, and marketing activities.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: N/A
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:RDS.A
  • CUSIP: N/A
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  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: N/A
  • Annual Dividend: $3.20
  • Dividend Yield: 5.9%
  • Net Margins: 1.94%
  • Return on Equity: 3.36%
  • Return on Assets: 1.55%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.44%
  • Current Ratio: 1.17%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.88%
  • Beta: 1.09

Frequently Asked Questions for Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)

What is Royal Dutch Shell plc's stock symbol?

Royal Dutch Shell plc trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "RDS.A."

How often does Royal Dutch Shell plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Royal Dutch Shell plc?

Royal Dutch Shell plc declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.799 per share on Monday, June 26th. 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, May 17th. View Royal Dutch Shell plc's Dividend History.

How were Royal Dutch Shell plc's earnings last quarter?

Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $48.55 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $46.70 billion. Royal Dutch Shell plc had a net margin of 1.94% and a return on equity of 3.36%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 26.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.04 EPS. View Royal Dutch Shell plc's Earnings History.

Where is Royal Dutch Shell plc's stock going? Where will Royal Dutch Shell plc's stock price be in 2017?

17 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Royal Dutch Shell plc's shares. Their forecasts range from $47.00 to $67.50. On average, they anticipate Royal Dutch Shell plc's stock price to reach $58.36 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Royal Dutch Shell plc.

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How do I buy Royal Dutch Shell plc stock?

Shares of Royal Dutch Shell plc can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 11 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.53)
Consensus Price Target: $58.36 (Infinity upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/15/2017Societe GeneraleUpgradeHold -> BuyLowView Rating Details
5/6/2017ScotiabankSet Price TargetHold$54.00LowView Rating Details
4/20/2017SimmonsLower Price TargetOverweight$61.00 -> $60.00LowView Rating Details
4/19/2017Citigroup IncDowngradeNeutral -> Sell$47.00HighView Rating Details
4/13/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingBuyMediumView Rating Details
3/31/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$67.50LowView Rating Details
3/20/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
2/21/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncDowngradeConviction-Buy -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
12/15/2016Howard WeilDowngradeSector Perform$53.00 -> $56.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.UpgradeNeutral -> OverweightN/AView Rating Details
10/14/2016Canaccord GenuityDowngradeHold -> SellN/AView Rating Details
10/11/2016BNP ParibasReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
8/24/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$60.00N/AView Rating Details
8/2/2016Liberum CapitalDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
6/15/2016BMO Capital MarketsUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
6/8/2016Evercore ISIUpgradeHold -> Buy$64.00N/AView Rating Details
5/12/2016Collins StewartReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
3/18/2016NomuraInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
3/10/2016Kepler Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
2/16/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
9/29/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
9/22/2015MacquarieInitiated CoverageOutperformN/AView Rating Details
9/11/2015Cowen and CompanyLower Price Target$71.00 -> $66.00N/AView Rating Details
9/1/2015HSBC Holdings plcUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)
Earnings by Quarter for Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)
Earnings History by Quarter for Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2016Q316$0.44$0.70$61.10 billion$61.86 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.14$0.22$46.70 billion$48.55 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/4/2016Q415$0.27$0.58$92.37 million$58.15 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q3$0.93$0.56$64.60 billion$68.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q2$0.93$1.22$68.27 billion$72.40 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q1$0.70$1.04$61.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q4$1.34$1.04$79.31 billion$92.37 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q3$0.87$0.92$110.35 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q2$1.72$1.94$112.80 billion$111.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014$1.62$2.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q412$1.33$0.92$118.05 billion$109.24 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q212$1.46$117.07 billion$112.67 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.79 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.7 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)
Next Dividend:6/26/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.20
Dividend Yield:Infinity
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:278.26% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
84.43% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
68.09% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)

Dividend History by Quarter for Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

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Headline Trends for Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)
Latest Headlines for Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A)
DateHeadline logoHouston energy co., private equity firm ink deal for assets, new pipeline - Houston Business Journal - May 24 at 7:52 PM logoRoyal Dutch Shell Is Turning The Corner - Seeking Alpha - May 24 at 9:49 AM logoBP Reinitiates $5.7 Billion Quad 204 Project at Offshore UK - Nasdaq - May 23 at 9:40 AM logoShell shareholders reject proposal for carbon emissions target - Seeking Alpha - May 23 at 9:40 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - May 20 at 9:28 AM logoOceaneering Wins Appomattox Development Contract from Shell - Nasdaq - May 17 at 7:25 PM logoEuropean Stocks Mixed, Oil Majors Gain as Crude Rally Intensifies ... - - May 11 at 8:18 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Stock Rating Upgraded by TheStreet - May 7 at 11:52 PM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - May 5 at 8:45 PM logoWho Woke Up The Giant, As Shell Soars Above Expectations? - Seeking Alpha - May 5 at 7:44 PM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (rds.a) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.80 - May 5 at 4:18 PM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Upgraded to Buy at Societe Generale - May 5 at 10:06 AM logoEuropean Stocks Gain, France's CAC-40 Tops 9-Year High as Earnings Impress - - May 5 at 8:19 AM logoTaking A Tour Through Europe ETFs - Nasdaq - May 2 at 5:17 PM logoBP Tops First Quarter Earnings Estimate as Rising Oil Prices Boost Bottom Line - - May 2 at 5:17 PM logoRoyal Dutch Shell (RDS.A): What Will Q1 Earnings Unveil? - Yahoo Finance - May 2 at 5:17 PM logoBP plc (ADR) Q1 Earnings Are Strong, But Don’t Fix BP Stock - May 2 at 9:52 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDSA.L) - May 1 at 10:39 AM logoChevron (CVX) Shares Leap After Q1 Earnings, Sales Beat - Yahoo Finance - April 30 at 12:54 AM logoChevron (CVX) Shares Leap After Q1 Earnings, Sales Beat - April 28 at 3:29 PM logoVanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF Experiences Big Inflow - April 28 at 3:29 PM logo Brokerages Expect Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Will Announce Earnings of $0.82 Per Share - April 27 at 5:18 PM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Rating Lowered to Sell at Citigroup Inc - April 23 at 9:15 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) PT Lowered to $60.00 at Simmons - April 20 at 3:49 PM logoShould Royal Dutch Shell Trade At A Premium To BP? - April 17 at 6:33 PM logoThe Risk Of Royal Dutch Shell - April 12 at 1:34 PM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - April 10 at 11:10 PM logoRoyal Dutch Shell: The 7% Yield Won't Be Available For Long - April 9 at 9:11 AM logo Analysts Expect Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $0.00 - April 8 at 10:08 AM logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) to Sell - April 5 at 1:46 PM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) to Hold - April 4 at 8:27 AM logoWall Street Loves European Stocks: 5 Top Dividend Picks to Buy Now - April 3 at 8:42 AM logoJefferies Group LLC Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) - March 31 at 6:19 PM logoNoteworthy ETF Inflows: VEA, NSRGY, NVS, RDS.A - Nasdaq - March 30 at 1:20 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) PT Set at $54.00 by Scotiabank - March 28 at 8:03 PM logoShell, Anadarko may break from Permian venture - Seeking Alpha - March 28 at 6:02 AM logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc: Issuance of New Shares - PR Newswire - PR Newswire (press release) - March 28 at 6:02 AM logoShell, Anadarko reportedly consider splitting Permian JV - March 27 at 3:20 PM logoDeutsche Bank AG Reiterates Buy Rating for Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) - March 20 at 12:46 PM logoDeal of the Week: Marathon Oil to exit Canada, enter Permian in billion-dollar deals - March 17 at 1:17 AM logoShell (RDS.A) Divests Canadian Oil Sands Assets for $7.25B - Yahoo Finance - March 15 at 7:42 PM logoShell (RDS.A) Divests Canadian Oil Sands Assets for $7.25B - March 13 at 9:34 AM logoBP plc (BP) Likely to Bring Multiple Projects Online in 2017 - Nasdaq - March 10 at 12:31 AM logoShell to sell Canadian oil-sands business - Seeking Alpha - March 10 at 12:31 AM logoWith Oil at $50 a Barrel, Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Even Necessary? - March 9 at 7:30 PM logoShell And Saudi Aramco Sign Deal To Separate Motiva Assets - March 7 at 9:30 AM logoBP Signs $155M Asset Purchase Agreement with Clean Energy - Yahoo Finance - March 3 at 8:23 AM logoJim Cramer Shares His Thoughts On Lockheed Martin, Kohl's And Royal Dutch Shell - Benzinga - March 1 at 12:30 PM logo4 Oil Stocks to Buy Before Q4 Earnings Draws to a Close - Nasdaq - March 1 at 12:30 PM logo4 Oil Stocks to Buy Before Q4 Earnings Draws to a Close - February 28 at 5:22 PM



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