RDS-B - Royal Dutch Shell plc

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
32.25
+0.67 (+2.12%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

32.35 +0.10 (0.31%)
After hours: 6:13PM EDT

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  • Short Term
    2W - 6W
  • Mid Term
    6W - 9M
  • Long Term
    9M+
Previous Close31.58
Open32.17
Bid32.25 x 1400
Ask32.22 x 900
Day's Range32.00 - 32.43
52 Week Range19.19 - 67.45
Volume3,330,867
Avg. Volume8,806,438
Market Cap126.714B
Beta (5Y Monthly)0.91
PE Ratio (TTM)13.18
EPS (TTM)2.45
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield3.14 (10.32%)
Ex-Dividend DateMay 14, 2020
1y Target Est42.75
  • Reuters

    Exclusive: China snaps up Russia's expensive Urals oil in thirst for sour barrels

    China's refiners have purchased a quarter of Russia's Urals oil exports planned for June in the Baltic despite record high premiums for the grade due to a lack of sour barrels as result of the OPEC+ output cuts, traders said and shipping data showed. Rising demand for Russian barrels will likely make oil firms more reluctant to extend the record oil cuts in tandem with OPEC+ for a prolonged period of time. Russia has to decide shortly as OPEC+ countries may meet this week.

  • Oilprice.com

    A Nightmare Scenario For Offshore Oil

    The offshore oil industry is facing a growing number of impossible challenges, leaving the future of the sector increasingly uncertain

  • GlobeNewswire

    Voting Rights and Capital

    Voting Rights and Capital In conformity with the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, we hereby notify the market of the following: Royal Dutch Shell plc's capital as.

  • British Gas Owner’s 33-Year Reign in FTSE 100 Index Nears an End
    Bloomberg

    British Gas Owner’s 33-Year Reign in FTSE 100 Index Nears an End

    (Bloomberg) -- British Gas’s more than three-decade connection to the U.K.’s blue-chip stock index looks set to come to an end after shares of parent Centrica Plc plunged by more than half this year.Analysts expect Centrica to be demoted from the FTSE 100 benchmark in a quarterly re-shuffle next week. That would represent a moment of historical significance for a stock that under different names has been ever-present in the gauge since 1986, the year that the Conservative government of Margaret Thatcher privatized British Gas through an initial public offering.The shares’ 56% slide this year has reduced the company’s market value to a level where it no longer passes the test to retain its position in the FTSE 100.“Centrica’s ejection would cap a multi-year share-price slide that dates back to a peak of almost 400 pence in 2013,” Russ Mould, investment director at brokerage AJ Bell, said in emailed commentary. The stock closed on Thursday at 39.05 pence, valuing the business at 2.3 billion pounds ($2.8 billion).According to guidelines from index provider FTSE Russell, a stock will be removed from the FTSE 100 if its market capitalization ranks 111 or below among eligible shares at the time of the re-balancing. At its current valuation, Centrica is the 140th biggest company on the FTSE All Share index. The next quarterly review will be based on June 2 closing prices and announced on June 3.The first half of 2020 has been torrid for Centrica, which suspended its dividend and paused a planned sale of North Sea oil and gas assets last month after the Covid-19 pandemic sapped energy demand and triggered a slump in crude prices. Chief Executive Officer Iain Conn stepped down in March after five years leading the group.But the share price fall dates back a lot further than that. On top of a longer-term slide in oil prices, the company has faced competition from smaller challengers like Octopus Energy and Bulb, while also being hit by a price cap by the U.K. Office of Gas and Electricity Markets. The shares are now 90% below a record high set in 2013.Tell SidBritish Gas Plc joined the FTSE 100 on Dec. 9, 1986 after a share sale that was promoted in a government television campaign urging Britons to spread word of the investment opportunity by telling “Sid,” a name that was meant to represent the general public.In 1997, the company, whose history stretches back more than 200 years, was split into separate firms, BG Plc and Centrica Plc. BG later became BG Group Plc and was bought by Royal Dutch Shell Plc in a deal announced in 2015.British Gas, under Centrica, has seen its share of the domestic market steadily decline over the past 15 years, according to Ofgem data, also losing ground to rivals like Electricite de France SA and SSE Plc.That said, a potential turnaround isn’t being ruled out by some analysts.“Following years of structural challenges faced by Centrica in the U.K. retail market, failed attempts to deliver growth in its consumer business and falling profits from its commodity-exposed units, we believe the worst is behind the company,” Citigroup analyst Jenny Ping wrote in a May 21 note.The company has sufficient liquidity to navigate volatile demand due to the pandemic, and a future simplification of the group could boost the shares, Ping wrote.A spokesman for Centrica declined to comment on the upcoming index review when reached by phone.Other stocks that might be demoted from the FTSE 100 in next week’s review include Princes and P&O cruise operator Carnival Plc, budget airline EasyJet Plc and plane-parts maker Meggitt Plc, reflecting the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on global travel demand, according to Helal Miah, an analyst at investment broker The Share Centre, who spoke by phone.That would potentially leave them vulnerable to selling by funds whose aim is to mirror the performance of the FTSE 100 -- known as tracker funds.Stocks that could be added to the benchmark gauge include cybersecurity firm Avast Plc, betting company GVC Holdings Plc and home emergency and repair services provider HomeServe Plc, Miah said.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Why You Should Hold on to National Fuel Gas (NFG) Stock Now
    Zacks

    Why You Should Hold on to National Fuel Gas (NFG) Stock Now

    National Fuel Gas' (NFG) strong presence in the Appalachian region and decision to acquire Shell's assets make it an excellent stock to retain in your portfolio amid the present scenario.

  • Reuters

    RPT-U.S. senators weigh additional sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2

    Two U.S. senators said on Wednesday they could draft further sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline if Moscow finishes laying pipes for the project. U.S. sanctions legislation originally sponsored by Senators Ted Cruz, a Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, in December halted work by Swiss-Dutch company Allseas on the pipeline that aims to boost Russia's gas exports under the Baltic Sea to Germany. The pipeline, aimed at bypassing Ukraine, could be launched by the end of 2020 or early next year, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

  • GlobeNewswire

    Royal Dutch Shell advance notice of Q2 2020 results announcement

    ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC Notice of Results The Hague, May 28th 2020  - On Thursday July 30th 2020 at 07:00 BST (08:00 CEST and 02:00 EDT) Royal Dutch Shell plc will release its.

  • Reuters

    U.S. senators weigh additional sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2

    Two U.S. senators said on Wednesday they could draft further sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline if Moscow finishes laying pipes for the project. U.S. sanctions legislation originally sponsored by Senators Ted Cruz, a Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, in December halted work by Swiss-Dutch company Allseas on the pipeline that aims to boost Russia's gas exports under the Baltic Sea to Germany. The pipeline, aimed at bypassing Ukraine, could be launched by the end of 2020 or early next year, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

  • Moody's

    Petroleum Co.of Trinidad & Tobago (Petrotrin) -- Moody's affirms Trinidad Holdings' Ba3 ratings; changes outlook to negative

    Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) affirmed Trinidad Petroleum Holdings Limited's (Trinidad Holdings) corporate family rating, backed senior secured bank credit facility and backed senior secured ratings at Ba3 and Baseline Credit Assessment (BCA) at b2. Simultaneously, Moody's changed Trinidad Holdings outlook to negative from stable.

  • B&G Foods, Boot Barn, Royal Dutch Shell, TOTAL and BP highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
    Zacks

    B&G Foods, Boot Barn, Royal Dutch Shell, TOTAL and BP highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

    B&G Foods, Boot Barn, Royal Dutch Shell, TOTAL and BP highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

  • Exclusive: Coronavirus spreads in Brazil's oilfields, as 6 offshore operators register cases
    Reuters

    Exclusive: Coronavirus spreads in Brazil's oilfields, as 6 offshore operators register cases

    Norway's Equinor ASA, Brazil's Dommo Energia SA and Anglo-French firm Perenco are among at least six oil producers that have registered coronavirus cases among employees or contractors at facilities off the coast of Brazil, according to industry and regulatory sources. Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Brazil's Enauta Participacoes SA have registered one case each. Hundreds of cases have been recorded at oilfields operated by state-run Petrobras.

  • Exclusive: Coronavirus spreads in Brazil's oilfields, as six offshore operators register cases
    Reuters

    Exclusive: Coronavirus spreads in Brazil's oilfields, as six offshore operators register cases

    Norway's Equinor ASA <EQNR.OL>, Brazil's Dommo Energia SA <DMMO3.SA> and Anglo-French firm Perenco are among at least six oil producers that have registered coronavirus cases among employees or contractors at facilities off the coast of Brazil, according to industry and regulatory sources. Royal Dutch Shell PLC <RDSa.L> and Brazil's Enauta Participacoes SA <ENAT3.SA> have registered one case each.

  • Bloomberg

    No Country for Oil Refiners: Philippine Plants Shut on Weak Demand

    (Bloomberg) -- The Philippines has been left temporarily without any operating oil refineries as one of the world’s longest lockdowns eviscerates demand.Petron Corp., the nation’s largest oil company, said Tuesday its 180,000 barrel-a-day refinery has been shut since May 5 for maintenance while fuel demand is low. Royal Dutch Shell Plc said the nation’s only other refinery remains temporarily shut after it took it down earlier this month when consumption dropped.Officials from both plants said they would be able to meet their petroleum product needs from inventories or imports. The country’s economy is facing its deepest contraction in more than three decades after it became the first country in Southeast Asia to shut large swathes of its economy in mid-March“Business is challenging,” Petron President Ramon Ang said. “Demand recovery will depend upon the lifting of the quarantine measures and, ultimately, finding a vaccine to fully restore mobility.”Petron swung to a net loss of 4.9 billion pesos ($97 million) in the first quarter from a profit of 1.3 billion pesos a year ago as the value of its inventory collapsed along with prices. Shell’s Philippine unit posted a loss of 5.5 billion pesos during the period, compared with a 2.4 billion peso profit a year ago.President Rodrigo Duterte began reopening the country’s economy earlier this month, allowing malls and some businesses in Manila to return May 16.Asked via phone text message when he expected the refinery to restart, Petron’s Ang had a curt reply: “When there’s demand.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Is The Oil Rally Coming To An End?
    Oilprice.com

    Is The Oil Rally Coming To An End?

    The recent and rapid rally in oil prices appears to have been thwarted by some worrying rumors surrounding China’s economic recovery

  • Bloomberg

    Shell, Eni Win Dismissal of Nigeria Bribery Lawsuit

    (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Eni SpA won dismissal of a $1 billion U.K. lawsuit brought against them over allegations they knew about bribes in a Nigerian oil deal.A London judge ruled Friday that England has no jurisdiction to try the case as it involves the same essential facts as a separate Italian criminal case.The ruling is a victory for the oil companies, which have been clouded by accusations in a years-old dispute over exploration rights to a tract in the Gulf of Guinea called Oil Prospecting License 245 that has spread to courtrooms throughout Europe.The Nigerian government claims that money the companies paid to acquire the oil exploration license in 2011 was diverted to bribes and kickbacks. It says Shell and Eni are partly responsible for the behavior of Nigerian officials who used a $1.1 billion payment to acquire the oil block for personal enrichment. Shell and Eni have denied any wrongdoing.“We maintain that the 2011 settlement of long-standing legal disputes related to OPL 245 was a fully legal transaction with Eni and the Federal Government of Nigeria, represented by the most senior officials of the relevant ministries,” Shell said in a statement.Eni said it was pleased with the decision and added that the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice have also closed investigations into the Italian company’s involvement with OPL 245.The Nigerian government said in its own statement that the Italian criminal case has a completely separate legal basis from the U.K. civil case and it would seek permission to appeal.The ruling does not affect ongoing Italian criminal proceedings, where Nigeria has a separate legal claim.(Updates with Eni comment in sixth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • UK court throws out Nigerian oil corruption case against Shell, Eni
    Reuters

    UK court throws out Nigerian oil corruption case against Shell, Eni

    An English court threw out a $1.1 billion case Nigeria had brought against Royal Dutch Shell and Eni related to a dispute over the OPL 245 oilfield, a court document showed on Friday, while a related trial in Italy continues. The Nigerian government filed the case in 2018 at a commercial court in London alleging payments made by the companies to get the oilfield licence in 2011 were used for kickbacks and bribes. Justice Butcher said in his ruling seen by Reuters that the High Court "must decline jurisdiction over the action against" Shell and the other defendants.

  • Bloomberg

    Metals Can Leap Over the Oil Slick

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- After 2008, metals and oil rebounded together from the depths of the financial crisis, as China’s consumption of raw materials took off. This time, their recoveries may look quite different.Crude faces a lengthy convalescence from the catastrophic lows of April, when U.S. oil plunged into negative territory. Industrial metal prices have fallen far less, and look healthier: Closures to control the spread of coronavirus in countries like Peru have squeezed production, just as China is gearing up. Add in Beijing’s infrastructure plans, expected to be outlined at the National People’s Congress meeting starting Friday, plus the prospect of green stimulus and more mineral-intensive clean energy, and the outlook looks rosier still.Copper is indicative of these divergent paths. Out of other metals, Bloomberg Intelligence reckons it has moved most closely with oil over 160 years — a coefficient of 0.96 over that time. The link is beginning to weaken, and the current crisis will only make that more pronounced.Why so?Oil has certainly made an impressive comeback over the past few weeks: Many producers are still losing money, but West Texas Intermediate is back above $30, and there was no repeat of April’s crash when the contract rolled over this week. Brent crude is up almost 90% after last month dropping below $20. That’s because the supply glut has shrunk, thanks to the end of Russia’s price war with Saudi Arabia and significant involuntary shutdowns among U.S. producers, easing concerns about global storage capacity. That’s helpful, even if improving prices could bring back some shale activity.Metals have also taken a hit to output from coronavirus lockdowns in Latin America and elsewhere. In late April, BMO analysts estimated these affected 23% of global capacity for copper, 15% for nickel and 24% for zinc. Projects like Anglo American Plc’s Quellaveco in Peru, where workers downed tools, could see delays. That’s helped copper to rise back toward a modest $5,500 per metric ton.Supply reductions aren’t enough to make a difference without better demand, though, and that’s where the divergence becomes clearer. China tells part of the story. Construction activity and manufacturing are on the mend, drawing down metal inventories. It’s true that oil consumption is reviving, too: China’s taxis, buses and cars have been back at normal levels since early April, and traffic congestion has returned. But while that’s good news for gasoline and local refiners, it’s hardly salvation for global oil. Recoveries elsewhere are progressing more slowly and most of the world’s aircraft are still grounded. Simply put, China’s recovery matters more for metals, with the country accounting for roughly half of global consumption. By comparison, it makes up less than 14% of oil demand.Now consider the cautious nature of Beijing’s economic reboot, which is a signal for other countries, and the bumps along the post-pandemic road to recovery. These make the picture darker for oil. Factories might keep producing washing machines, but more of us will stay away from leisure travel and work from home if incidents like the reappearance of the virus in China’s northeast repeat themselves. It’s not even clear that an aversion to the risks of public transport will get us back in our cars again, as my colleague David Fickling has pointed out. Demand for personal protective equipment like masks is hardly enough to offset a drop in gasoline and even jet fuel, which past experience suggests will take years to recover.The NPC is expected to include a revived version of past efforts to develop the country’s western hinterland, alongside other stimulus efforts. No one anticipates a boost akin to what was seen in 2008. Even a similar amount would probably have a weaker multiplier effect — yet the boost will matter for copper, zinc and more. And that’s before the wider green fiscal push, in and outside China, that favors mined materials needed for batteries, grids and energy storage. The solar industry in Asia-Pacific alone is expected to use around 378,000 tons of copper by 2027, almost double 2018 levels.Mark Lewis, global head of sustainability research at BNP Paribas Asset Management, splits the long-term pressures in three: the world’s push toward reducing carbon emissions, cheap renewable energy and air pollution, highlighted by the clear blue skies of recent weeks. Add in the behavioral changes brought by the pandemic and the future of oil is more uncertain than ever, he argues. With even Royal Dutch Shell Plc arguing that peak oil demand will come sooner than expected, it’s hard to disagree.There may not be a uniform global green stimulus, and some ambitions will remain just that. Yet a World Bank report last week gives an indication of the potential growth story: It says the goal of limiting the global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius will require production of graphite, lithium, and cobalt to ramp up by more than 450% by 2050, compared with 2018, in order to meet energy storage requirements. Aluminum and copper, used across technologies, will also be in demand. And that’s excluding infrastructure like transmission lines.In the future we’ll still need oil. We just might need metals more.This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Clara Ferreira Marques is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering commodities and environmental, social and governance issues. Previously, she was an associate editor for Reuters Breakingviews, and editor and correspondent for Reuters in Singapore, India, the U.K., Italy and Russia.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Oilprice.com

    The African Nation That Can’t Get Its Energy Industry Off The Ground

    Tanzania has seen some successful exploration results in recent years, but has failed to take advantage of it as a result of budding bureaucracy

  • Shell Plans Voluntary Job Losses to Mitigate Oil Slump
    Bloomberg

    Shell Plans Voluntary Job Losses to Mitigate Oil Slump

    (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc will use measures including voluntary severance for staff to bolster its finances as the coronavirus pandemic batters profits, according to people with knowledge of the matter.In a note to staff, Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden wrote that the organization was being reshaped to make it leaner and more resilient, the people said. The company has already slashed spending and surprised investors with a two-thirds cut to its dividend.Shell isn’t the only company making big changes to withstand the unprecedented oil-industry disruption caused by Covid-19. Most of its peers have made big spending reductions, while Norway’s Equinor ASA also cut its dividend.BP Plc promised its employees their jobs were safe at least until the end of June, but companies including Chevron Corp., Marathon Oil Corp. and Halliburton Corp. are laying off employees.As well as the offer of voluntary severance, the people said that Shell is seeking savings by significantly scaling back external recruitment and reviewing the contracts of expatriate staff. There could be further redundancies related to the pandemic in the second half of the year, they said.“Over the coming months we will go through a comprehensive review of the company. Where appropriate we will redesign our organization to adapt to a different future and emerge stronger,” Shell said by email in response to questions from Bloomberg about van Beurden’s memo.The CEO wrote that Shell will have a clearer picture of what the reorganization of the company will look like by the end of the year, with some divisions being affected more than others, the people said.Van Beurden reiterated that there wouldn’t be a group performance bonus for anyone in the company, having first announced the measure when Shell reported its first quarter results. The memo also added that there should be low expectations for salary increases over the next 18 months, the people said.(Updates with other companies’ layoffs in fourth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

  • America's Fossil Fuel or Europe's Bet on Low Carbon Future?
    Zacks

    America's Fossil Fuel or Europe's Bet on Low Carbon Future?

    The coronavirus pandemic has indelibly impacted the global energy sector. Although the demand for oil has noticeably dropped and prices have plunged, the pace of shift to renewable energy from fossil fuel is still uncertain.

  • Is There Any Hope For Oil?
    Benzinga

    Is There Any Hope For Oil?

    Unlike last month when the price fell below zero, oil prices have seen some signs of life in May.However, now the question is how sustainable this potential recovery is. So we took two biggest oil companies to get a better idea of the overall market.Clash of Titans If we look on a market cap basis, ExxonMobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) is the biggest oil and gas company in the world whereas Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A)(NYSE: RDS-B) leads the way in revenue. But despite both being massive companies, they are also both massive underperformers as they have both lost about half of their value in the past five years.If we look at dividends, Exxon is a dividend aristocrat as it upped its payout annually for the last 37 straight years. But considering the current climate, Exxon could consider following Shell's late April surprising decision to cut dividends. This is Shell's first dividend cut since World War II that took Shell from being the highest yielder among the five oil majors to the lowest, causing its share price to tumble.Oversupply And Low DemandThe main problem remains low prices for oil, natural gas and refined products due to global oversupply and lack of demand due to COVID-19.In its most recent earnings report, which included the initial days of the global pandemic, Exxon posted a much wider Q1 loss, though this was mostly due to noncash write-downs on the value of the company's oil inventories.But if we look at revenue, Exxon was only down 11.6% whereas that of Shell dropped 28.3% year-over-year. Adjusted net income, which strips out special items, was even worse for Shell, falling -47.2% compared to ExxonMobil's -4.1%. Operating cash flows are nearly identical once stripped down for the inventory decrease, $7.3 billion for Exxon and $7.4 billion for Shell. But we should keep in mind that this was in a quarter in which the average per-barrel price of Brent Crude was $50 whereas in the second quarter it dropped to low $30s.Although Exxon seems better situated to weather the storm as it also has a lower debt load, both companies are working on cost cuts both for their capital and operational budgets and the results of these efforts are yet to be seen. Despite the efforts made to stabilize the oil market, the reality that it is still a mess that is not going to vanish overnight as both of its biggest players are looking to years of underperformance ahead.This article is not a press release and is contributed by Ivana Popovic who is a verified independent journalist for IAMNewswire. It should not be construed as investment advice at any time please read the full disclosure . Ivana Popovic does not hold any position in the mentioned companies. Press Releases - If you are looking for full Press release distribution contact: press@iamnewswire.com Contributors - IAM Newswire accepts pitches. If you're interested in becoming an IAM journalist contact: contributors@iamnewswire.com Questions about this release can be send to ivana@iamnewswire.comThe post Is There Any Hope for Oil? appeared first on IAM Newswire.See more from Benzinga * Target And Walmart Prove There's Still Some Life In Retail * Telemedicine A COVID-19 Winner * Detroit's Big 3 Automakers Resume Production(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

  • GlobeNewswire

    Director Declaration

    ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC DIRECTOR DECLARATION   Further to the resolutions passed at the Annual General Meeting of Royal Dutch Shell plc (the "Company") on May 19, 2020.

  • Shell evacuates foreign staff from Iraq's Basra Gas project - executives
    Reuters

    Shell evacuates foreign staff from Iraq's Basra Gas project - executives

    Royal Dutch Shell evacuated some 60 foreign staff from Iraq's Basra Gas Company as a security measure following a protest over delayed pay, company officials said on Thursday, adding production was unaffected. The staff were flown out of the country on Wednesday after workers protested at the headquarters of Basra Gas Company (BGC), a venture between state-owned South Gas Company, Shell and Mitsubishi, to demand payment of their delayed salaries, officials said. "Shell confirms that as result of a security breach at the accommodation camp of Basra Gas Company, we have temporarily relocated Shell secondees," Shell said in emailed comments.

  • Financial Times

    Brokers shun oil ETF providers over regulatory risks

    The United States Oil Fund, the biggest oil exchange-traded fund in the world, said on Thursday that RBC Capital Markets had stopped it from buying any more oil futures, in a step that could force USO to scale back or adjust its operations. Meanwhile Royal Dutch Shell said it would no longer act as a dealer for WisdomTree — a move that pushed the fund manager to shut eight crude oil-based products as well as a carbon price tracker that have combined assets of about $550m. In March a drop in oil prices to the lowest level in almost two decades lured in a rush of amateur investors expecting to see a rebound, but a fresh plunge in prices the following month left many of them nursing losses.

  • Better Buy: ExxonMobil vs. Royal Dutch Shell
    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: ExxonMobil vs. Royal Dutch Shell

    Probably the most significant piece of recent news from either company is Shell's late-April announcement that it was cutting its dividend by two-thirds, down to just $0.32/ADR share. This surprise move, the company's first dividend cut since World War II, took Shell from being the highest yielder among the five oil majors to the lowest.