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How to buy Royal Dutch Shell stock
Learn how to easily invest in Royal Dutch Shell stock.
Royal Dutch Shell plc is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. Royal Dutch Shell shares (RDS-B) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Royal Dutch Shell employs 87,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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Royal Dutch Shell stock price (NYSE: RDS-B)Use our graph to track the performance of RDS.B stocks over time.
Royal Dutch Shell shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$50.91|
|52-week range||$33.54 - $51.35|
|50-day moving average||$44.87|
|200-day moving average||$41.40|
|Wall St. target price||$65.33|
|Dividend yield||$0.82 (3.37%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.19|
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Royal Dutch Shell price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-21)||4.73%|
|1 month (2021-12-28)||15.78%|
|3 months (2021-10-28)||7.77%|
|6 months (2021-07-28)||32.23%|
|1 year (2021-01-28)||41.46%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||-10.34%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||60|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||58.02|
Is Royal Dutch Shell stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Royal Dutch Shell stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Royal Dutch Shell's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Royal Dutch Shell's P/E ratio
Royal Dutch Shell's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Royal Dutch Shell shares trade at around 41x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Royal Dutch Shell's PEG ratio
Royal Dutch Shell's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4071. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Royal Dutch Shell's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Royal Dutch Shell's EBITDA
Royal Dutch Shell's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $30.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Royal Dutch Shell's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Royal Dutch Shell financials
|Revenue TTM||$220.2 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$39.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-1.4%|
|Return on equity TTM||3.1%|
|Market capitalisation||$191.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Royal Dutch Shell share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 96.47% of net profits
Recently Royal Dutch Shell has paid out, on average, around 96.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Royal Dutch Shell shareholders could enjoy a 3.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Royal Dutch Shell's case, that would currently equate to about $0.82 per share.
Royal Dutch Shell's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Royal Dutch Shell's most recent dividend payout was on 19 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Royal Dutch Shell's shares ever split?
Royal Dutch Shell's shares were split on a 100:116 basis on 19 July 2005. So if you had owned 116 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 100 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Royal Dutch Shell shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 16% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Royal Dutch Shell shares which in turn could have impacted Royal Dutch Shell's share price.
Royal Dutch Shell share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Royal Dutch Shell's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.54 up to $51.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Royal Dutch Shell's is 1.0449. This would suggest that Royal Dutch Shell's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Royal Dutch Shell overview
Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an energy and petrochemical company worldwide. The company operates through Integrated Gas, Upstream, Oil Products, Chemicals 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. The company also markets and trades natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), crude oil, electricity, carbon-emission rights; and markets and sells LNG as a fuel for heavy-duty vehicles and marine vessels. In addition, it trades in and refines crude oil and other feed stocks, such as gasoline, diesel, heating oil, aviation fuel, marine fuel, biofuel, lubricants, bitumen, and sulphur; produces and sells petrochemicals for industrial use; and manages oil sands activities. Further, the company produces base chemicals comprising ethylene, propylene, and aromatics, as well as intermediate chemicals, such as styrene monomer, propylene oxide, solvents, detergent alcohols, ethylene oxide, and ethylene glycol. Royal Dutch Shell plc was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Royal Dutch Shell in the news
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Royal Dutch Shell is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.027% of Royal Dutch Shell shares are held by insiders and 7.594% by institutions. How many people work for Royal Dutch Shell?
Latest data suggests 87,000 work at Royal Dutch Shell. When does the fiscal year end for Royal Dutch Shell?
Royal Dutch Shell's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Royal Dutch Shell based?
Royal Dutch Shell's address is: Carel van Bylandtlaan 30, The Hague, Netherlands, 2596 HR What is Royal Dutch Shell's ISIN number?
Royal Dutch Shell's international securities identification number is: US7802591070 What is Royal Dutch Shell's CUSIP number?
Royal Dutch Shell's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 780259107
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