Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA) to a sector performer rating in a research note published on Thursday, ThisIsMoney.Co.Uk reports.

Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on RDSA. HSBC lifted their price objective on Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 2,840 ($37.11) to GBX 2,875 ($37.57) and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, July 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an overweight rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Thursday, August 29th. UBS Group reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 2,900 ($37.89) price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a report on Wednesday, May 29th. AlphaValue cut Royal Dutch Shell to an add rating and dropped their target price for the stock from GBX 2,890 ($37.76) to GBX 2,673 ($34.93) in a research report on Monday, August 12th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reissued a buy rating on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Friday, July 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Royal Dutch Shell has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of GBX 2,858.67 ($37.35).

LON RDSA traded down GBX 7.50 ($0.10) during trading hours on Thursday, hitting GBX 2,282.50 ($29.82). The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,606,210 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,420,000. Royal Dutch Shell has a 12 month low of GBX 2,209.50 ($28.87) and a 12 month high of GBX 2,687 ($35.11). The company’s 50 day simple moving average is GBX 2,382.22 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is GBX 2,445.78. The company has a market cap of $98.26 billion and a P/E ratio of 919.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 47.21, a current ratio of 1.10 and a quick ratio of 0.73.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 23rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 15th will be given a $0.47 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 15th. This represents a yield of 1.48%. Royal Dutch Shell’s payout ratio is 62.85%.

In other news, insider Neil A. P. Carson bought 16,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 2,326 ($30.39) per share, with a total value 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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