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|Day's Range||64.65 - 65.56|
|52 Week Range||56.26 - 75.28|
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|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.76 (5.79%)|
|1y Target Est||80.25|
LONDON , May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (the 'Company') (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on 22 May 2019 it purchased the following number of "A" Shares for cancellation. ...
Equity markets spiked up in the first four months of 2019, pricing in a possible trade deal resolution between the U.S. and China. However, on May 5, investors woke up to the reality that the U.S. was not happy with the progress in the negotiations. President Trump and members of the administration suggest that China is now trying to water down the previous offers, especially on patent protection and enforceability measures.While the broader markets have been jittery and in a decline since May 6, not every quality stock has been as adversely affected as many momentum and tech stocks. Today, I am going to discuss three dividend stocks in three different sectors. * 10 Baby Boomer Stocks to Buy Specifically, the three stocks to buy are General Motors (NYSE:GM), McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A, NYSE:RDS.B).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips General Motors (GM)Source: Shutterstock Let us first look at General Motors, the largest automaker out of Detroit. What puts GM in the spotlight for me is mainly its subsidiary, Cruise, which has the second place for autonomous driving commercial services in the U.S.The global market for self-driving vehicles and services is expected to grow in double-digits in the next several years. More specifically, analysts estimate that the industry will grow more than tenfold from $54.23 billion in 2019 to $556.67 in 2026.In August 2016, GM bought a majority stake in Cruise for $1 billion. In three years, Cruise's valuation has reached $19 billion. It is worth remembering that GM's own market cap currently stands at $53 billion.GM Cruise is currently testing its driverless vehicles in California. Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) Waymo and GM Cruise make their California road safety reports publicly available. The 2018 data for both companies showed marked improvements over a year ago, increasing speculation that GM Cruise may soon be able to reach commercialization at scale.On Apr. 30, GM reported Q1 2019 earnings that saw profits increase. The group earned $1.41 per share, 30 cents better than what Wall Street was expecting. The company benefited from increased SUV and truck sales, especially considering that they're some of its most lucrative models. General Motors also said that its restructuring and cost-cutting efforts were on track, a development which investors saw as positive for the stock.With a trailing price-to-earnings ratio of 5.7, GM stock is also likely to catch the attention of value investors. In the meantime, its current dividend yield of 4.08% could also make the company an important addition to an income-generating portfolio.Almost a decade ago, General Motors emerged from the ashes of bankruptcy. Yet I expect the next decade to be a lot different and positive for the company. Therefore, I'd consider buying GM not only for its dividends, but for the potential growth in stock price.Since the trade war rhetoric impacts the auto industry too, in the next few weeks, there may be choppiness and even some profit-taking in GM stock. However, as the dust settles, GM shareholders will likely be well rewarded. McDonald's (MCD)Source: Shutterstock McDonald's operates in the fragmented food service industry, which includes competitors like Restaurant Brands International (NYSE:QSR), Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) and Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM). It has over 36,000 restaurants in over 100 countries.McDonald's latest earnings results on Apr. 30 came in better than expected. Group revenues of $4.95 billion topped analysts' estimates of $4.94 billion. Management gave an upbeat outlook on long-term growth and profitability.In addition to the acceleration of U.S. sales, McDonald's stock has benefited from international growth. Comparable U.S. store sales rose 4.5%. Similarly, global comparable-store sales rose 5.4%, mostly thanks to promotions mixed-priced deals, as well as renovated stores.As one of the largest fast food chains around the globe, over 90% of the restaurants are currently franchised. The franchising business gives McDonald's a significant competitive edge as the initial franchise fees and on-going royalties mean high margins. Its operating margins now stand around a healthy 30%. As the franchisees carry the operating costs and business risks, McDonald's does not have to worry about the expenses of running those operations.The group -- globally recognized as "the Golden Arches" -- also collects rent from the franchisees as the company owns most of the properties where the restaurants operate. It leases those out to the franchisees, often at significant markups. It may not be wrong to say that the company is in the real estate business as much as food services.As part of its efforts to improve shareholder value, McDonald's has been increasing dividend payments since its first-ever dividend payment in 1976. The next dividend payment of $1.16 per share is expected to be paid out on June 17. The current dividend yield stands at over 2.3%. * 7 ETFs for Healthy Healthcare REITs On May 19, MCD stock price saw an all-time high of $200.36. Year-to-date, the stock is up 12%. Although there might be some weakness and profit-taking in the MCD stock price in the coming weeks, especially around the $200-level, I'd regard any dip in price as an opportunity to go long the shares. The company is a core consumer staples holding for a well-diversified portfolio. Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B)Source: Mike Mozart via FlickrMy final stock is the oil and gas supermajor Royal Dutch Shell. Investors will note that there are two separate tickers for the company: the A-shares, RDS.A, fall under Dutch law, whereas the B-shares RDS.B are subject to U.K. law. Which one to invest would depend on individual tax considerations regarding dividends. As a U.S. resident, I'd personally prefer the RDS.B stock. However, I'd urge our readers to check with their brokers as well as tax advisors as to which stock would be better suited for their portfolios.On May 2, Royal Dutch Shell released its first-quarter 2019 results which beat analysts estimates. Profit of $5.3 billion was down just 2% year-over-year but compared favorably with the $4.5 billion forecast. EPS came at 65 cents and the results showed an impressive $12.1 billion of cash flow. Management highlighted several projects for 2020 and beyond that are expected to impact growth positively.The group's diversified operations are divided into four main segments: Integrated Gas, Upstream, Downstream and Corporate.Integrated Gas covers the production, marketing and trading of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas-to-liquids (GTL) products. This business also manages the New Energies portfolio, such as advanced biofuels, hydrogen and charging for battery-electric vehicles. Many analysts believe that the division will be a key driver of RDS.B's long-term value.Upstream activities include oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, while Downstream manages Royal Dutch Shell's manufacturing, distribution and marketing activities for oil products and chemicals. Finally, the Corporate segment covers the non-operating activities supporting the group.Demand, supply, quantity and commodity prices all affect the earnings of an energy group. During the quarter, lower oil prices (with an average price of $63) have continued to be a significant challenge across the business for RDS.B. Yet strong contributions from trading helped offset the impact of lower oil prices.And as the U.S. tightens sanctions on Iran while we also approach the summer months, oil prices are heading higher -- Brent crude is now over $72. Any uptick in the price of oil would help increase Royal Dutch Shell's quarterly earnings.Dividends and stock repurchases concern shareholders because they affect investment returns. Royal Dutch Shell has an enviable track record as an income stock. Long-term RDS.B shareholders enjoy a current dividend yield of 5.8%. And that amount looks safe as it has dividend cover of 1.4X. The group has not cut its dividend even once since the end of World War II. The next dividend payment date is June 24.The company also announced that the board had approved a new tranche of share repurchases and will now buy back $2.75 billion in shares before July 29.As of this writing, Tezcan Gecgil did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy for Over 20% Upside Potential * 5 Large-Cap Stocks Holding Steady Amid Trade War Concerns * 7 ETFs for Healthy Healthcare REITs Compare Brokers The post 3 Dividend Stocks to Buy for a Portfolio That's Built to Last appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Here Are Wall Street Analysts' Top Integrated Energy Picks(Continued from Prior Part)Analyst ratings for ShellRoyal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has the third-highest percentage of “buy” ratings among the six integrated energy stocks (ExxonMobil,
Activists disrupted BP's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday shouting "this is a crime scene" in the latest climate protest against the oil and gas group, while rival Royal Dutch Shell got some rare praise from investors on its emissions policies. Both oil giants have been working with shareholders in recent years to try to define a path towards meeting the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement to limit global warming. Two women protesters inside BP's annual general meeting (AGM) in Aberdeen, Scotland, were carried out by security staff, while others turned on an alarm during BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley's speech as activists complained the UK-based group was not doing enough to battle global warming.
Royal Dutch Shell revealed on Tuesday that in 2018 only its gas subsidiary NAM paid corporate tax in the Netherlands, where it is headquartered, following Dutch parliamentary demands that it attend a hearing on tax avoidance. Shell's NAM subsidiary paid 500 million euros (439 million pounds) in corporate tax, the Anglo-Dutch company said in a statement. Shell said it pays relatively little of its overall tax in the country where it is registered, because it incurs costs elsewhere in the world that can be deducted from taxes.
LONDON , May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces the poll results on the resolutions at its Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday May 21, 2019 at the Circustheater, ...
Here Are Wall Street Analysts' Top Integrated Energy Picks(Continued from Prior Part)Analyst ratings for TotalTotal (TOT) has been rated a “buy” by all Wall Street analysts that cover the stock. Total has the fourth-largest market cap of around
A group of environmental activists tried to disrupt Royal Dutch Shell's annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, calling for this year's gathering to be the company's last. Around 20 activists from Dutch environmental action group Code Rood (Code Red) dressed in red jumpsuits held up banners with the slogan "shut down fossil power" and jeered at passing shareholders as they stood outside the energy giant's meeting in the seaside town of Scheveningen near The Hague. Shell CEO Ben van Beurden told the meeting that the company wanted to do the right thing, but the energy industry could not work alone.
BP’s shareholder meeting, in Aberdeen, attracted climate-change protesters demanding tough targets for carbon emissions. Royal Dutch Shell’s, in Amsterdam, did not (the protesters there had a less specific agenda). While Shell had set targets for cutting greenhouse gases from all its products — and linked pay to them — BP said it would only set targets for its own operations.
Oil companies BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc are giving $1 million each to the Americans for Carbon Dividends advocacy campaign, underwriting its efforts to persuade Congress to enact a carbon tax-and-dividend plan. Meanwhile, dozens of corporations, including Capital One Financial Corp., software company Salesforce.com Inc., and health care giant Kaiser Permanente, will be pleading with Congress for a carbon tax.
Shell Got Stronger in Q1: What to Expect Moving Forward(Continued from Prior Part)Shell’s downstream portfolioRoyal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) focuses on fully integrating its value chain—a vital component of the downstream segment. The downstream
“This withdrawal may send the wrong message about the situation in Iraq, and that’s something we reject,” Iraq’s Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban said in a statement on Saturday. The minister sent a letter to Exxon officials seeking clarification about the decision and asking that the workers return to Iraq.
Shell Got Stronger in Q1: What to Expect Moving Forward(Continued from Prior Part)Shell’s adjusted earnings fellIn the first quarter, Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) adjusted profit fell 2% YoY (year-over-year) to $5.4 billion. The fall was led by
Shell Got Stronger in Q1: What to Expect Moving Forward(Continued from Prior Part)Shell’s cash flowIn the first quarter, Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) cash flow from operations fell 9% to $8.6 billion. However, the company’s cash outflows from
Shell Got Stronger in Q1: What to Expect Moving Forward(Continued from Prior Part)Shell’s debtRoyal Dutch Shell’s (RDS.A) net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA ratio was 1.2x in the first quarter—in line with the average industry ratio of 1.2x. The
BP will face pressure at a meeting next week to set tougher targets to combat climate change, the latest signal from investors that they want the oil and gas industry to do more to clean up its act. After BP's 2018 carbon emissions rose to their highest in six years, the London-based major is being lobbied by activists and an increasing number of shareholders to ensure its operations are in line with goals set by the 2015 Paris climate deal to curb global warming.