Here's What You May Have Missed About Royal Dutch Shell PLC (SHEL)

Shares of Energy sector company Royal Dutch Shell PLC moved 3.2% today, and are now trading at a price of $57.25. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 5,554,164 compared to its average volume of 4,635,973. The S&P 500 index returned a 2.3% performance.

Shell plc operates as an energy and petrochemical company Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, the United States, and Rest of the Americas. The company is based in London and has 82,000 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $206,379,958,272. Shell currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 1.8% per year.

14 analysts are following Shell and have set target prices ranging from $59.5 to $79 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, SHEL is trading -15.96% away from its average analyst target price of $68.12 per share.

Over the last year, SHEL's share price has increased by 21.8%, which represents a difference of 38.4% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $61.67 per share whereas its 52 week low is $44.9. With an average free cash flow of $20,943,666,666.7 that have been growing at an average rate of 20.1% over the last four years, Shell is in a position to continue its strong stock performance trend.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ MM) Capital expenditures ($ MM) Free Cash Flow ($ MM) YoY Growth (%)
2021-12-31 45,104 -19,000 26,104 49.0
2020-12-31 34,105 -16,585 17,520 -8.78
2019-12-31 42,178 -22,971 19,207 n/a
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