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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Royal Dutch Shell plc, RDS-A

Royal Dutch Shell plc, RDS-A is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Integrated Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Netherlands, Royal Dutch Shell plc, RDS-A  has a market cap of 196987.99. Since its IPO date on the 7/21/2005, Royal Dutch Shell plc, RDS-A performance year to date is 8.96%. Today Royal Dutch Shell plc, RDS-A has gained -0.76%, with a current price of 47.06.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 14.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -1.30%, with return on investment at -1.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Royal Dutch Shell plc, RDS-A is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.42. While Total debt/equity is 0.47. With a profit margin of -2.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of 15.20%, and operating margin of -5.30%. Royal Dutch Shell plc ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Royal Dutch Shell plc, RDS-A has seen a EPS growth of -87.10%. A performance for the year of 2.82%. The 52-week high is -14.80%, and the 52-week low is 39.37%. The average volume for Royal Dutch Shell plc, RDS-A is 3913400.

With a target price of *TBA, can Royal Dutch Shell plc, RDS-A reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Royal Dutch Shell plc, RDS-A. Royal Dutch Shell plc has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 11.87. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Royal Dutch Shell plc also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.84 and 0.99 respectively. For P/cash, Royal Dutch Shell plc has a value of 12.94, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 47.06, Royal Dutch Shell plc has a dividend yield of 7.99%. We see a return on equity of -2.70%.

Looking more long-term Royal Dutch Shell plc, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of *TBA. In the short-term an EPS growth of 78.25% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -87.10% for this year and for the last five years a -37.90% growth has been seen.

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