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How to buy Shell stock in Canada
Learn how to buy Shell stock in 5 easy steps.
Shell is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. Shell stocks (SHEL.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $58.39 – a decrease of 2.71% over the previous week. Shell employs 91,140 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $384.1 billion.
How to buy Shell stock
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- Open an account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
- Fund your account. Deposit funds unto your account by linking your banking information or transfer funds from another trading account.
- Search for the stock name – SHEL. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol.
- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Shell?
- Has coronavirus impacted Shell shares?
- Shell shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Shell stock a buy or sell?
- Shell performance over time
- Are Shell shares over-valued?
- Shell's financials
- How volatile are Shell shares?
- Does Shell pay a dividend?
- Have Shell shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Shell stock price (NYSE:SHEL)Use our graph to track the performance of SHEL stocks over time.
Shell shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$58.78|
|52-week range||$43.26 - $62.14|
|50-day moving average||$59.48|
|200-day moving average||$56.88|
|Wall St. target price||$72.78|
|Dividend yield||$1.075 (3.78%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$11.86|
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Is it a good time to buy Shell stock?
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Shell price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $58.78 from 2023-05-26
|1 week (2023-05-19)||-2.71%|
|1 month (2023-04-27)||-3.13%|
|3 months (2023-02-27)||-3.95%|
|6 months (2022-11-25)||3.45%|
|1 year (2022-05-27)||-2.07%|
|2 years (2021-05-27)||51.46%|
|3 years (2020-05-27)||78.23%|
|5 years (2018-05-25)||68.17|
Is Shell stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Shell stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Shell's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Shell's P/E ratio
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 5x. In other words, Shell shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Shell's PEG ratio
Shell's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4301. 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 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.
Shell's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $79.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Shell's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$384.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||16.93%|
|Gross profit TTM||$97.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.52%|
|Return on equity TTM||23.64%|
|Market capitalisation||$206.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shell share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 21.98% of net profits
Recently Shell has paid out, on average, around 21.98% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.78% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Shell shareholders could enjoy a 3.78% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Shell's case, that would currently equate to about $1.075 per share.
While Shell's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Shell is investing more in its future growth.
Shell's most recent dividend payout was on 26 June 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 May 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Shell's shares ever split?
Shell's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 30 June 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Shell shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Shell shares which in turn could have impacted Shell's share price.
Shell share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Shell's shares have ranged in value from as little as $43.2629 up to $62.1367. 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 Shell's is 0.6306. This would suggest that Shell's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Shell plc operates as an energy and petrochemical company Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, the United States, and Rest of the Americas. The company operates through Integrated Gas, Upstream, Marketing, Chemicals and Products, and Renewables and Energy Solutions 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. In addition, it trades in and refines crude oil and other feed stocks, such as low-carbon fuels, lubricants, bitumen, sulphur, gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, and marine fuel; 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. Additionally, it generates electricity through wind and solar resources; produces and sells hydrogen; and provides electric vehicle charging services.
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