NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A (NYSE: RDS.A) is tomorrow, August 8, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 73 cents per share. At a price of $71.04 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.2%. The average volume for Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A has a market cap of $222.02 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Royal Dutch Shell plc operates as an oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.9, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 8.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Royal Dutch Shell PLC ADR Class A Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.