Between higher upstream production costs and higher dividend costs, the likes of Chevron and Exxon will have a very hard time matching Shell in terms of profits going forward.

Berenberg Bank upped their price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell from GBX 1,440 ($18.81) to GBX 1,450 ($18.94) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 31st. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. See you at the top!

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There are a number of factors that could affect the future operations of Royal Dutch Shell and could cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements included in this announcement, including (without limitation): (a) price fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas; (b) changes in demand for Shell’s products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and production results; (e) reserves estimates; (f) loss of market share and industry competition; (g) environmental and physical risks; (h) risks associated with the identification of suitable potential acquisition properties and targets, and successful negotiation and completion of such transactions; (i) the risk of doing business in developing countries and countries subject to international sanctions; (j) legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments including regulatory measures addressing climate change; (k) economic and financial market conditions in various countries and regions; (l) political risks, including the risks of expropriation and renegotiation of the terms of contracts with governmental entities, delays or advancements in the approval of projects and delays in the reimbursement for shared costs; (m) risks associated with the impact of pandemics, such as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak; and (n) changes in trading conditions. In the meantime, I will continue getting paid for waiting, even if it is now less than it used to be.

The firm has a market capitalization of $33.50 billion and a P/E ratio of -6.17. But in late April, facing the prospect of a prolonged oil price slump, the energy giant pulled the trigger and slashed its dividend by 66%. From mid-2015 through the beginning of 2020, it traded the crown back and forth with BP (NYSE:BP), which has (so far) kept its dividend intact: But when oil prices collapsed in March, shares of all the oil majors tumbled, briefly pushing Shell's yield above 19%. We should keep in mind that while demand will still be far from reaching 2019 levels by the end of next year, supply has already shrunk, and it may continue to do so. The following organisations operate Dividend Reinvestment Plans (“DRIPs”) which enable RDS shareholders to elect to have their dividend payments used to purchase RDS shares of the same class as those already held by them: Such organisations provide their DRIPs fully on their account and not on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an energy and petrochemical company worldwide. He continued: We're also seeing recessionary trends in many of the markets and countries that we operate in. Barclays reissued a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 1,500 ($19.60) price objective on shares of Royal Dutch Shell in a research report on Wednesday, August 26th.

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