Shell plc (NYSE:SHEL) price closed higher on Monday, September 18, jumping 0.44% above its previous close.
A look at the daily price movement shows that the last close reads $64.65, with intraday deals fluctuated between $64.61 and $65.34. The company’s 5Y monthly beta was ticking 0.65 while its P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period read 7.95. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $65.37 and 52-week low of $46.74. The stock added 6.47% on its value in the past month.
Shell plc, which has a market valuation of $215.56 billion. The company stock has a Forward Dividend ratio of 2.81, while the dividend yield is 4.33%. It is understandable that investor optimism is growing ahead of the company’s current quarter results. Analysts tracking SHEL have forecast the quarterly EPS to grow by 1.72 per share this quarter, while the same analysts predict the annual EPS to hit $8.03 for the year 2023 and up to $8.23 for 2024. In this case, analysts estimate an annual EPS growth of -25.40% for the year and 2.50% for the next year.
On average, analysts have forecast the company’s revenue for the quarter will hit $77.96 billion, with the likely lows of $63.34 billion and highs of $92.57 billion. The average estimate suggests sales growth for the quarter will likely fall by -2.60% when compared to those recorded in the same quarter in the last financial year. Staying with the analyst view, there is a consensus estimate of $335.35 billion for the company’s annual revenue in 2023. Per this projection, the revenue is forecast to grow -12.10% below that which the company brought in 2023.
Revisions to the company’s EPS highlights a short term direction of a stock’s price movement, which in the last 7 days came up with 1 upward and no downward reviews. On the technical perspective front, indicators give SHEL a short term outlook of 100% Buy on average. Looking at the stock’s medium term indicators we note that it is averaging as a 100% Buy, while an average of long term indicators are currently assigning the stock as 100% Buy.
Here is a look at the average analyst rating for the stock as represented on a scale of 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock is strong buy or strong sell respectively. Specifically, 30 analysts have assigned SHEL a recommendation rating as follows: 5 rate it as a Hold; 23 advise Buy while 2 analyst(s) assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged the Shell plc (SHEL) stock as Underweight, with 0 recommending Sell. In general, analysts have rated the stock Buy, a scenario likely to bolster investors out for an opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.
The overview shows that SHEL’s price is at present 3.87% off the SMA20 and 4.93% from the SMA50. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) metric on the 14-day timeframe is pointing at 67.42, with weekly volatility standing at 1.12%. The indicator jumps to 1.10% when calculated based on the past 30 days. Shell plc (NYSE:SHEL)’s beta value is holding at 0.67, while the average true range (ATR) indicator is currently reading 0.80.
Turning out attention to how the Shell plc stock has performed in comparison to its peers in the industry, here’s what we find: SHEL’s stock is 0.44% on the day and 22.29% in the past 12 months, while Eni S.p.A. (E) traded -2.32% in the last session and was positioned 39.17% up on its price 12 months ago. Another comparison is with TotalEnergies SE (TTE) whose stock price was up 0.02% in the last trading session, and has flourished 32.72% over the past year. Also, Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) showed up trend of 0.73% while its price kept floating at 23.96% over the past year. As for Shell plc, the P/E ratio stands at 7.95 higher than that of Eni S.p.A.’s at 5.58 and TotalEnergies SE’s 8.50. Elsewhere in the market, the S&P 500 Index has stumbled -0.05% in last trading session, with the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session on the day with -0.01%.
An analysis of the Shell plc (NYSE:SHEL) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 4.29 million. However, this figure increases on the past 10-day timeline to an average of 4.68 million.
Current records show that the company has 3.40B in outstanding shares. The insiders’ percentage holdings are 0.20% of outstanding shares while the percentage share held by institutions stands at 8.10%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Aug 30, 2023, stood at 7.58 million shares, which puts the short ratio at the time at 1.96. From this we can glean that short interest is 0.23% of company’s current outstanding shares. Notably, we see that shares short in August rose slightly given the previous month’s figure stood at 3.44 million. But the 14.02% upside, the stock’s price has registered year-to-date as of last trading, will likely reignite investor interest given the prospect of it rallying even higher.