Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Royal Dutch Shell

(

RDS.A

) as a pre-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Royal Dutch Shell as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • RDS.A has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $217.7 million.
  • RDS.A traded 27,845 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:00 AM.
  • RDS.A is down 2.1% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on RDS.A:

Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. It operates through Upstream and Downstream segments. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 6.3%. RDS.A has a PE ratio of 22.

The average volume for Royal Dutch Shell has been 5.0 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Royal Dutch Shell has a market cap of $204.6 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 11% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Royal Dutch Shell as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income increased by 57.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $595.00 million to $939.00 million.
  • ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC reported lower earnings of $0.60 versus $4.70 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.55 versus $0.60).
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $5,423.00 million or 43.55% when compared to the same quarter last year. In conjunction, when comparing current results to the industry average, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC has marginally lower results.
  • RDS.A has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 20.24% from its price level of one year ago. Looking ahead, other than the push or pull of the broad market, we do not see anything in the company's numbers that may help reverse the decline experienced over the past 12 months. Despite the past decline, the stock is still selling for more than most others in its industry.

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