Analysts Expect Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) to Announce $1.08 Earnings Per Share

Wall Street brokerages forecast that Royal Dutch Shell plc ADR (NYSE:RDS.A) will announce $1.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Royal Dutch Shell’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.18 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.98. Royal Dutch Shell reported earnings of $1.37 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 21.2%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, January 30th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Royal Dutch Shell will report full-year earnings of $4.39 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.05 to $4.64. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $5.08 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.39 to $6.13. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Royal Dutch Shell.

Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The energy company reported $1.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.20. Royal Dutch Shell had a net margin of 5.51% and a return on equity of 9.71%. The business had revenue of $89.54 billion for the quarter.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Barclays lowered shares of Royal Dutch Shell from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, August 19th. Piper Jaffray Companies began coverage on Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Tuesday, November 26th. They set a “hold” rating and a $70.00 price objective for the company. HSBC lowered Royal Dutch Shell from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Friday, August 30th. Finally, Cowen downgraded Royal Dutch Shell from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $69.00 to $60.00 in a research report on Thursday, September 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $67.33.

NYSE:RDS.A traded up $0.86 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $57.35. 342,397 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,683,803. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a current ratio of 1.15. The company has a market cap of $231.62 billion, a PE ratio of 11.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.62 and a beta of 0.87. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $58.76 and its 200 day simple moving average is $60.07. Royal Dutch Shell has a 1 year low of $54.56 and a 1 year high of $66.48.

Royal Dutch Shell Company Profile

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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