Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Royal Dutch Shell A LSE:RDSA London Ordinary Share GB00B03MLX29 'A' ORD EUR0.07
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.50p +0.02% 2,045.00p 2,050.50p 2,051.50p 2,055.00p 2,034.50p 2,041.50p 5,435,058 16:35:27
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Oil & Gas Producers 189,165.5 4,539.8 47.0 45.3 90,571.08

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26/4/2017
09:20
Shell A Daily Update: Royal Dutch Shell A is listed in the Oil & Gas Producers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker RDSA. The last closing price for Shell A was 2,044.50p.
Royal Dutch Shell A has a 4 week average price of 1,982.50p and a 12 week average price of 1,982.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 2,295.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 1,644.50p.
There are currently 4,428,903,813 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 6,704,905 shares. The market capitalisation of Royal Dutch Shell A is £90,571,082,975.85.
16/3/2017
14:01
grupo guitarlumber: Royal Dutch Shell Plc 22.1% Potential Upside Indicated by HSBC Posted by: Amilia Stone 16th March 2017 Royal Dutch Shell Plc using EPIC/TICKER code LON:RDSA had its stock rating noted as ‘Reiterates217; with the recommendation being set at ‘BUY’ this morning by analysts at HSBC. Royal Dutch Shell Plc are listed in the Oil & Gas sector within UK Main Market. HSBC have set a target price of 2600 GBX on its stock. This would indicate that the analyst believes there is a potential upside of 22.1% from today’s opening price of 2129 GBX. Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has decreased 43.5 points and decreased 38 points respectively. Royal Dutch Shell Plc LON:RDSA has a 50 day moving average of 2,185.05 GBX and a 200 Day Moving Average share price is recorded at 2,053.47 GBX. The 1 year high for the share price is 2295.5 GBX while the year low stock price is currently 1622 GBX. There are currently 9,693,247,496 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 6,316,343. Market capitalisation for LON:RDSA is £207,726,293,839 GBP. Royal Dutch Shell Plc is an independent oil and gas company, based in the United Kingdom. It operates in three segments: Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. Upstream combines the operating segments Upstream International and Upstream Americas.
14/3/2017
10:27
waldron: Home » Reports » Broker Ratings » Royal Dutch Shell Plc 14.9% Potential Upside Indicated by Credit Suisse broker ratings Royal Dutch Shell Plc 14.9% Potential Upside Indicated by Credit Suisse Posted by: Amilia Stone 14th March 2017 Royal Dutch Shell Plc with EPIC/TICKER LON:RDSA has had its stock rating noted as ‘Reiterates217; with the recommendation being set at ‘OUTPERFORM217; this morning by analysts at Credit Suisse. Royal Dutch Shell Plc are listed in the Oil & Gas sector within UK Main Market. Credit Suisse have set their target price at 2450 GBX on its stock. This now indicates the analyst believes there is a possible upside of 14.9% from today’s opening price of 2131.5 GBX. Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has decreased 42 points and increased 3.5 points respectively. Royal Dutch Shell Plc LON:RDSA has a 50 day moving average of 2,191.11 GBX and a 200 Day Moving Average share price is recorded at 2,052.72 GBX. The 52 week high for the share price is currently at 2295.5 GBX while the year low share price is currently 1622 GBX. There are currently 9,585,824,098 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 6,316,343. Market capitalisation for LON:RDSA is £203,794,620,323 GBP. Royal Dutch Shell Plc is an independent oil and gas company, based in the United Kingdom. It operates in three segments: Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. Upstream combines the operating segments Upstream International and Upstream Americas.
03/3/2017
10:39
sarkasm: broker ratings Royal Dutch Shell Plc 31.5% Potential Upside Indicated by Barclays Capital Posted by: Amilia Stone 3rd March 2017 Royal Dutch Shell Plc with EPIC/TICKER LON:RDSA had its stock rating noted as ‘Reiterates217; with the recommendation being set at ‘OVERWEIGHT217; this morning by analysts at Barclays Capital. Royal Dutch Shell Plc are listed in the Oil & Gas sector within UK Main Market. Barclays Capital have set a target price of 2800 GBX on its stock. This is indicating the analyst believes there is a potential upside of 31.5% from today’s opening price of 2128.5 GBX. Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has decreased 8.5 points and increased 108 points respectively. Royal Dutch Shell Plc LON:RDSA has a 50 day moving average of 2,202.80 GBX and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at 2,040.02 GBX. The 1 year high share price is 2295.5 GBX while the 52 week low for the stock is 1622 GBX. There are currently 9,540,830,791 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 5,843,460. Market capitalisation for LON:RDSA is £203,887,554,004 GBP. Royal Dutch Shell Plc is an independent oil and gas company, based in the United Kingdom. It operates in three segments: Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. Upstream combines the operating segments Upstream International and Upstream Americas.
28/2/2017
14:53
grupo guitarlumber: Home » Reports » Broker Ratings » Royal Dutch Shell Plc 24% Potential Upside Indicated by JP Morgan Cazenove broker ratings Royal Dutch Shell Plc 24% Potential Upside Indicated by JP Morgan Cazenove Posted by: Amilia Stone 27th February 2017 Royal Dutch Shell Plc with EPIC/TICKER LON:RDSA has had its stock rating noted as ‘Reiterates217; with the recommendation being set at ‘OVERWEIGHT217; this morning by analysts at JP Morgan Cazenove. Royal Dutch Shell Plc are listed in the Oil & Gas sector within UK Main Market. JP Morgan Cazenove have set a target price of 2600 GBX on its stock. This would imply the analyst believes there is now a potential upside of 24% from the opening price of 2096 GBX. Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has decreased 58 points and increased 111 points respectively. Royal Dutch Shell Plc LON:RDSA has a 50 day moving average of 2,210.87 GBX and a 200 Day Moving Average share price is recorded at 2,031.10 GBX. The 1 year high share price is 2295.5 GBX while the 52 week low for the stock is 1607.5 GBX. There are currently 9,805,470,333 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 5,568,440. Market capitalisation for LON:RDSA is £204,738,220,553 GBP. Royal Dutch Shell Plc is an independent oil and gas company, based in the United Kingdom. It operates in three segments: Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. Upstream combines the operating segments Upstream International and Upstream Americas.
02/2/2017
07:25
waldron: Royal Dutch Shell Shell Fourth Quarter 2016 Interim Dividend 02/02/2017 7:06am UK Regulatory (RNS & others) TIDMRDSA TIDMRDSB ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC FOURTH QUARTER 2016 INTERIM DIVID The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") today announced an interim dividend in respect of the fourth quarter of 2016 of US$0.47 per A ordinary share ("A Share") and B ordinary share ("B Share"), equal to the US dollar dividend for the same quarter last year. The Board expects that the first quarter 2017 interim dividend will be US$0.47, equal to the US dollar dividend for the same quarter in the previous year. The first quarter 2017 interim dividend is scheduled to be announced on May 4, 2017. RDS provides eligible shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via a Scrip Dividend Programme ("the Programme"). For further details please see below. Details relating to the fourth quarter 2016 interim dividend It is expected that cash dividends on the B Shares will be paid via the Dividend Access Mechanism from UK-sourced income of the Shell Group. Per ordinary share Q4 2016 RDS A Shares (US$) 0.47 RDS B Shares (US$) 0.47 Cash dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euro, although holders of A Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in pounds sterling. Cash dividends on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling, although holders of B Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in euro. The pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments will be announced on March 10, 2017. Per ADS Q4 2016 RDS A ADSs (US$) 0.94 RDS B ADSs (US$) 0.94 Cash dividends on American Depository Shares ("ADSs") will be paid, by default, in US dollars. ADS stands for an American Depositary Share. ADR stands for an American Depositary Receipt. An ADR is a certificate that evidences ADSs. ADSs are listed on the NYSE under the symbols RDS.A and RDS.B. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares, two A Shares in the case of RDS.A or two B Shares in the case of RDS.B. In many cases the terms ADR and ADS are used interchangeably. Scrip Dividend Programme RDS provides shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via the Programme. Under the Programme shareholders can increase their shareholding in RDS by choosing to receive new shares instead of cash dividends, if approved by the Board. Only new A Shares will be issued under the Programme, including to shareholders who currently hold B Shares. In some countries, joining the Programme may currently offer a tax advantage compared with receiving cash dividends. In particular, dividends paid out as shares by the Company will not be subject to Dutch dividend withholding tax (currently 15 per cent), unlike cash dividends paid on A shares, and they will not generally be taxed on receipt by a UK shareholder or a Dutch shareholder. Shareholders who elect to join the Programme will increase the number of shares held in RDS without having to buy existing shares in the market, thereby avoiding associated dealing costs. Shareholders who do not join the Programme will continue to receive in cash any dividends approved by the Board. Shareholders who held only B Shares and joined the Programme are reminded they will need to make a Scrip Dividend Election in respect of their new A Shares if they wish to join the Programme in respect of such new shares. However, this is only necessary if the shareholder has not previously made a Scrip Dividend Election in respect of any new A Shares issued. For further information on the Programme, including how to join if you are eligible, please refer to the appropriate publication available on www.shell.com/scrip. Dividend timetable for the fourth quarter 2016 interim dividend Announcement date February 2, 2017 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B ADSs February 15, 2017 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B shares February 16, 2017 Record date February 17, 2017 Scrip reference share price announcement February 23, 2017 date Closing of scrip election and currency March 3, 2017 election (See Note) Pounds sterling and euro equivalents March 10, 2017 announcement date Payment date March 27, 2017 Note Both a different scrip and currency election date may apply to shareholders holding shares in a securities account with a bank or financial institution ultimately holding through Euroclear Nederland. This may also apply to other shareholders who do not hold their shares either directly on the Register of Members or in the corporate sponsored nominee arrangement. Shareholders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies. A different scrip election date may apply to registered and non-registered ADS holders. Registered ADS holders can contact The Bank of New York Mellon for the election deadline that applies. Non-registered ADS holders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies. Taxation - cash dividends Cash dividends on A Shares will be subject to the deduction of Dutch dividend withholding tax at the rate of 15%, which may be reduced in certain circumstances. Based on a policy statement issued by the Dutch Ministry of Finance on April 29, 2016 (which has been formalised in law with effect from January 2017), and depending on their particular circumstances, non-Dutch resident shareholders may be entitled to a full or partial refund of Dutch dividend withholding tax. Furthermore, in April 2016, there were changes to the UK taxation of dividends. The dividend tax credit has been abolished, and a new tax free dividend allowance of GBP5,000 introduced. Dividend income in excess of the allowance will be taxable at the following rates: 7.5% within the basic rate band; 32.5% within the higher rate band; and 38.1% on dividend income taxable at the additional rate. If you are uncertain as to the tax treatment of any dividends you should consult your own tax advisor. Royal Dutch Shell plc The Hague, February 2, 2017 Contacts: - Investor Relations: Europe + 31 (0) 70 377 4540; North America +1 832 337 2034 - Media: International +44 (0) 207 934 5550; Americas +1 713 241 4544
06/1/2017
18:56
la forge: broker ratings Royal Dutch Shell Plc 16.5% Potential Upside Indicated by Barclays Capital Posted by: Amilia Stone 5th January 2017 Royal Dutch Shell Plc using EPIC/TICKER code LON:RDSA had its stock rating noted as ‘Reiterates217; with the recommendation being set at ‘OVERWEIGHT217; this morning by analysts at Barclays Capital. Royal Dutch Shell Plc are listed in the Oil & Gas sector within UK Main Market. Barclays Capital have set a target price of 2650 GBX on its stock. This indicates the analyst now believes there is a potential upside of 16.5% from today’s opening price of 2275.5 GBX. Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has increased 223.5 points and increased 232.5 points respectively. Royal Dutch Shell Plc LON:RDSA has a 50 day moving average of 2,104.74 GBX and a 200 day moving average of 1,946.13 GBX. The 1 year high for the stock price is 2275.5 GBX while the 52 week low for the share price is 1256 GBX. There are currently 8,934,830,769 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 5,167,825. Market capitalisation for LON:RDSA is £201,706,487,677 GBP. Royal Dutch Shell Plc is an independent oil and gas company, based in the United Kingdom. It operates in three segments: Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. Upstream combines the operating segments Upstream International and Upstream Americas.
01/11/2016
11:45
waldron: News & Tips: BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Shire & more Today's market overview News & Tips: BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Shire & more London shares are up a little on the first day of the month, but trading has been choppy. Click here for The Trader Nicole Elliott's latest thoughts on the markets. IC TIP UPDATES: On any given day, the share price movements of Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) and BP (BP.) tend to move in tandem with expectations for the oil price, but today was an exception. Shell stock rose 4 per cent this morning thanks to better than expected third quarter underlying profits of $2.8bn and strong output from the assets it acquired from BG last year. We remain buyers. Meanwhile, BP shares dropped by 3 per cent after forecasts for the company’s upstream division fell below analyst expectations. However, the group’s 48 per cent year-on-year decline in underlying replacement cost profit – the industry’s preferred measure of profitability – was ahead of forecasts. The oil major also used its results to announce the appointment of former Maersk and Carlsberg chief Nils Andersen as a non-executive director. Conviviality (CVR) shares are up more than 4 per cent in early trading following an impressive trading update from the retail group. Group revenues - which has benefitted from the company’s acquisitive strategy - have ballooned 211 per cent to £783m over the 26 weeks ended 30 October, with sales up across every individual business unit. The group now trades via three separate arms: Conviviality Retail for the off-licence chains, Conviviality Trading for events and Conviviality Direct is the company’s wholesale division. Interim results are due in January, but we remain buyers. Express Scripts, the largest pharmaceutical management business in the US, sent Shire (SHP) shares spiralling downwards yesterday after speculating that hemophilia drugs (of which Shire owns many) could be at risk of not being covered by insurance. Shire ended the day trading down 3 per cent. But many believe that this is an over reaction as it is very unlikely that insurers will cease coverage of drugs that are so crucial to managing a potentially life threatening illness. No doubt management at Shire will shed some light on the issue in the third quarter results call later today. Buy Horizon Discovery (HZD) has reassured the market that it’s back to business as normal after it relocated its services business from Boston to the UK. The group announced that its UK site is now fully operational and will perform at maximum capacity for the remainder of 2016. Revenue in excess of £0.8m is expected to be generated between now and early 2017 and the order book already extends to £1.6m the 2017 financial year. Buy It’s not the most comfortable ride over at bus and rail company Go-Ahead (GOG) at the moment but its first quarter update has avoided any major potholes. Its regional bus revenue continues to be impacted by weak economic conditions in the north east of England but revenue still grew 2 per cent in spite of this and passenger journeys rose 0.5 per cent. In London, revenue growth at 4 per cent which, as management had expected, has slowed somewhat. But the group has fully hedged its fuel requirements out to 2018 so at least has its costs under control. In rail, it’s troubled Southern brand, which runs under the Govia joint venture franchise, saw passenger revenue fall 3 per cent and passenger journeys drop 0.5 per cent. Major works at London Bridge station and industrial action by workers have hampered operations here. Its Southeastern and London Midland services both saw revenue and passenger numbers grow. Overseas, it began its first Singaporean bus contract in September and its German rail contracts begin in 2019. We keep our buy rating. Renew Holdings (RNWH) has acquired Giffen Holdings, mechanical, electronic and technical specialist undertaking work for Network Rail and London Underground. For the year ended 30 September 2016 Giffen is expected to record revenue of around £22m and adjusted pre-tax profits of £0.7m. Following the acquisition Giffen will report into Amco Rail, Renew’s railway infrastructure business. Buy. KEY STORIES: The merger between Ladbrokes (LAD) and its private rival Gala Coral has now completed and the group has officially changed its name to Ladbrokes Coral, which will use the ticker LCL. Chief executive Jim Mullen said he would “deliver synergies as quickly as possible” and that the company would continue as the two separate parts had done in terms of “winning in increasingly competitive markets”. Shares in First Derivatives (FDP) climbed 5 per cent after the data analytics and consulting group’s turnover leapt more than a third in the six months to 31 August, driving adjusted cash profits up 26 per cent to £13.6m. Sales of managed services and consulting leapt 21 per cent, largely reflecting the impact of more consultants and managed services contract wins, while software revenues surged 60 per cent. Strong demand from households to switch their insurance and utilities providers drove sales up 12 per cent at Moneysupermarket.com (MONY) in the third quarter to 30 September. The price comparison website’s MoneySavingExpert subsidiary also posted an 8 per cent rise in revenue, as record numbers of customers switched energy suppliers. Shares in Standard Chartered (STAN) fell 6 per cent after the Asia-focused bank reported a decline of around half in pre-tax profits for the first nine months of the year. Operating income was flat at $3.47bn but the group incurred $141m in restructuring charges in relation to its liquidation portfolio and marginally higher operating expenses. Loan impairments were 5 per cent lower at almost $600m. Virgin Money (VM.) reported a rise in net mortgage lending of around a third during the first nine months of the year to £3.5bn. Credit card balances increased 41 per cent to £2.2bn, however implementing tighter credit scores for new applications after the referendum meant growth slowed during the third quarter. However, management said it remains on track to deliver double-digit return on equity for 2017. Non-Standard Finance (NSF) grew credit issued by its Everyday Loans business by almost a fifth during the seven months since acquisition to £120m. Its Loans at Home division also increased a third during the first nine months of the year, although faster than expected growth meant costs and impairments also grew more rapidly. Management has closed some of its smaller agencies. OTHER COMPANY NEWS: Hastings (HSTG) has come a long way in the year since flotation, and the motor insurance specialist lifted gross written premiums by 26 per cent in the nine months to September. Live customer policies rose 16 per cent to 2.29m, and the group increased its market share from 5.6 per cent to 6.4 per cent. Buy. It’s that time of the month again for Premier Oil (PMO). The energy group has again managed to defer a test of its financial covenants until the end of November, as part of negotiations with its lending group. Shares in the firm rose by 2 per cent in early trading.
04/5/2016
07:53
waldron: Royal Dutch Shell RDS Q1 2016 Dividend Announcement 04/05/2016 6:00am UK Regulatory (RNS & others) TIDMRDSA TIDMRDSB ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC FIRST QUARTER 2016 INTERIM DIVIDEND The Hague, May 4, 2016 - The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") today announced an interim dividend in respect of the first quarter of 2016 of US$0.47 per A ordinary share ("A Share") and B ordinary share ("B Share"), equal to the US dollar dividend for the same quarter last year. RDS provides eligible shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via a Scrip Dividend Programme ("the Programme"). For further details please see below. Details relating to the first quarter 2016 interim dividend It is expected that cash dividends on the B Shares will be paid via the Dividend Access Mechanism from UK-sourced income of the Shell Group. Per ordinary share Q1 2016 RDS A Shares (US$) 0.47 RDS B Shares (US$) 0.47 Cash dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euro, although holders of A Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in pounds sterling. Cash dividends on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling, although holders of B Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in euro. The pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments will be announced on June 13, 2016. Per ADS Q1 2016 RDS A ADSs (US$) 0.94 RDS B ADSs (US$) 0.94 Cash dividends on American Depository Shares ("ADSs") will be paid, by default, in US dollars. ADS stands for an American Depositary Share. ADR stands for an American Depositary Receipt. An ADR is a certificate that evidences ADSs. ADSs are listed on the NYSE under the symbols RDS.A and RDS.B. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares, two A Shares in the case of RDS.A or two B Shares in the case of RDS.B. In many cases the terms ADR and ADS are used interchangeably. Scrip Dividend Programme RDS provides shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via the Programme. Under the Programme shareholders can increase their shareholding in RDS by choosing to receive new shares instead of cash dividends, if approved by the Board. Only new A Shares will be issued under the Programme, including to shareholders who currently hold B Shares. In some countries, joining the Programme may currently offer a tax advantage compared with receiving cash dividends. In particular, dividends paid out as shares by the Company will not be subject to Dutch dividend withholding tax (currently 15 per cent), unlike cash dividends paid on A shares, and they will not generally be taxed on receipt by a UK shareholder or a Dutch shareholder. Shareholders who elect to join the Programme will increase the number of shares held in RDS without having to buy existing shares in the market, thereby avoiding associated dealing costs. Shareholders who do not join the Programme will continue to receive in cash any dividends approved by the Board. Shareholders who held only B Shares and joined the Programme are reminded they will need to make a Scrip Dividend Election in respect of their new A Shares if they wish to join the Programme in respect of such new shares. However, this is only necessary if the shareholder has not previously made a Scrip Dividend Election in respect of any new A Shares issued. For further information on the Programme, including how to join if you are eligible, please refer to the appropriate publication available on www.shell.com/scrip. Dividend timetable for the first quarter 2016 interim dividend Announcement date May 4, 2016 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B ADS May 18, 2016 Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B shares May 19, 2016 Record date May 20, 2016 Scrip reference share price announcement date May 26, 2016 Closing of scrip election and currency election (See Note) June 6, 2016 Pounds sterling and euro equivalents announcement date June 13, 2016 Payment date June 27, 2016 Note Both a different scrip and currency election date may apply to shareholders holding shares in a securities account with a bank or financial institution ultimately holding through Euroclear Nederland. This may also apply to other shareholders who do not hold their shares either directly on the Register of Members or in the corporate sponsored nominee arrangement. Shareholders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies. A different scrip election date may apply to registered and non-registered ADS holders. Registered ADS holders can contact The Bank of New York Mellon for the election deadline that applies. Non-registered ADS holders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies. Taxation - cash dividends Cash dividends on A Shares will be subject to the deduction of Dutch dividend withholding tax at the rate of 15%, which may be reduced in certain circumstances. In April 2016, there were changes to the UK taxation of dividends. The dividend tax credit has been abolished, and a new tax free dividend allowance of GBP5,000 introduced. Dividend income in excess of the allowance will be taxable at the following rates: 7.5% within the basic rate band; 32.5% within the higher rate band; and 38.1% on dividend income taxable at the additional rate. If you are uncertain as to the tax treatment of any dividends you should consult your own tax advisor. Royal Dutch Shell plc Contacts: - Investor Relations: Europe + 31 (0) 70 377 4540; North America +1 832 337 2034 - Media: International +44 (0) 207 934 5550; Americas +1 713 241 4544
15/3/2016
10:39
waldron: Will Royal Dutch Shell Plc Ever Recover To 2570p? Photo: Royal Dutch Shell plc. Fair Use. By Peter Stephens - Tuesday, 15 March, 2016 | More on: RDSB 0 inShare Shares in Shell (LSE: RDSB) have surged by 17% in the last three months, with the rising oil price being a key reason behind this. Of course, there’s still a long way to go before the price of black gold and the price of Shell reach their previous highs. In the case of Shell, its shares reached 2,570p in May of last year, which is their 10-year high. For them to hit that level again, they would need to rise by 54% from their current level. On the one hand, this could be achieved before the end of the year if the company’s share price continues to rise at the same pace as it has done in the last three months. While this is entirely possible, it seems unlikely, since the price of oil may not increase at a rapid rate. That’s simply down to a major imbalance between demand and supply, which is showing little sign of rapidly reversing over the short term. As a result, Shell’s comeback is likely to be a more gradual affair, although one that’s very much on the cards. A key reason for this is the company’s low valuation, which provides significant upward rerating potential. For example, Shell trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.2 and so for its shares to trade at 2,570p, it would require a rating of 18.8. While high, this isn’t unreasonably so, which means that even with Shell’s financial year 2017 profitability assumed to continue over the medium-to-long term, a share price of 2,570p is achievable. Size matters Of course, Shell’s net profit is unlikely to flatline in the long run. That’s at least partly because there’s the prospect of a higher oil price as the current level becomes uneconomic for a number of producers. On this front, Shell has a major advantage. Due to its size and scale, Shell should be able to maintain and even gain market share over the medium-to-long term as higher-cost producers struggle to survive. This should allow it to maximise profitability and with it having the potential to engage in future M&A activity, Shell also has the capacity to boost its financial performance through acquisitions due to a strong cash flow and modestly leveraged balance sheet. Therefore, Shell’s P/E ratio may not need to rise to as high as 18.8 in order for its shares to reach 2,570p. However, if the company is able to deliver upbeat profit growth, then a rising rating could be the end product as investor sentiment improves. Clearly, Shell’s future is highly dependent on the price of oil and realistically, for its shares to hit 2,570p once more, the price of oil will need to move higher. However, even if it doesn’t, Shell has the financial firepower to become a more dominant player within the oil and gas space, which should lead to greater profitability and a higher share price in the long run. As such, buying Shell now seems to be a sound move. Of course, Shell isn't the only company that could be worth buying at the present time. With that in mind, the analysts at The Motley Fool have written a free and without obligation guide called 5 Shares You Can Retire On. The five companies in question offer stunning dividend yields, have fantastic long-term potential, and trade at very appealing valuations. As such, they could deliver excellent returns and provide your portfolio with a major boost in 2016 and beyond. Click here to find out all about them - it's completely free and without obligation to do so. Peter Stephens owns shares of Royal Dutch Shell. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Royal Dutch Shell B. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.
02/3/2016
16:40
waldron: Citywire Money > News Income star tips Shell to yield 20% over two years Citywire AAA-rated Chris White says that 'the market is wrong' to challenge the sustainability of the oil major's dividend policy. Markets Other markets FTSE 100Prev: 6152.88 ▼ 0.31%19.27 6133.615:22 PM 13:0017:0021:006,1006,1256,1506,1756,200 Market Data Notice More market charts Favourites (0) Sign in for alerts Add funds, managers, shares and investment trusts to your Citywire favourite's list here. Register or Sign in, and we will email you when we have news on them. by Sean Butters on Mar 02, 2016 at 08:00 Income star tips Shell to yield 20% over two years Chris White, Premier Asset Management’s head of UK equities, argues a reversal in oil sentiment could push Shell (RDSb + Add to favourites ) to yield the best part of 20% over the next two years. Although the Citywire AAA-rated manager of the Premier Monthly Income + Add to favourites fund is wary of jumping the gun on calling the bottom of the oil price, he does believe the end is in sight. ‘Oil price weakness could continue for another couple of months,’ said White. ‘However, it is a supply problem rather than a demand one. Saudi Arabia and the Opec nations will eventually get their act together and reduce supply, and the price will probably start to recover in the second half of this year,' he said. While admitting that the price could slide further, ultimately White sees it recovering once oil production is constrained. ‘Market equilibrium should be restored, and if this happens, we will see a very sharp bounce in the oil price. If all the producers tighten supply by 2%, then the oil price will rocket – along with the share price,’ he said. ‘Considering all the shorts in under-pressure oil companies, why shouldn’t the oil price move like a share price when good news comes out? All the shorts would get closed, and the price would move up remarkably fast – as much as $10 in a day and $15 in two.’ While White (pictured) admits that Shell and BP (BP + Add to favourites ), which represent Premier Monthly Income weightings of 5% and 2% respectively, have both suffered more damage than he initially expected, he remains confident on their future prospects, particularly Shell’s. ‘The market is challenging my assumption that Shell will maintain its dividend,’ he said, referring to fears the oil major may be on the brink of its first cut since 1945. ‘The market is wrong.’ ‘I have been a little bit surprised by how much BP and Shell share prices have fallen. I thought they would have been held up by their dividend yield – I wasn’t expecting Shell to drop this far. ‘But [the speculation] has been overdone. My core belief is that Shell will keep its dividend yield for the rest of the year, and there is a reasonable chance that it will next year as well. If that is the case, then Shell shares are cheap and will yield the best part of 20% over the next two years.’ In the 12 months to 31 December, Premier Monthly returned 9.5% versus a UK Equity Income average of 6.46%, while in the five years to December-end the performance was 66.6% versus the peer group’s 56.8%.
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