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Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS-A)

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    Hazel
    Question.. ? Royal Dutch Shell. will now just be Shell.. Will the move also.. drop the 15 % tax ? it would scrap its dual share structure and move its head office to London from The Hague, pushed away by Dutch taxes ""The firm has been in a long-running tussle with the Dutch authorities over the country's 15% dividend withholding tax on some of its shares, making them less attractive for international investors. ""..??
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    JayYoung
    I just have to say that I am so glad I didn't completely buy into the hype that companies like Shell and Chevron were going under and all these solar, hydrogen, or electric companies would take over. I held and bought more during the pandemic and its really paid off. Big oil isn't going anywhere, they are the true businesses and will continue to dominate the energy sector!
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    Retired
    Can anyone explain why Shell, analysts and authors of articles continue to classify buy backs as a return to shareholders?

    A return to shareholders only occurs if TRS (Total Return to Shareholders) increases. TRS only includes dividends and stock price increase/decrease. Share buy backs do not improve dividends and history has shown that prior buy backs have not materially improved share price.

    In theory, share buy backs should improve share price but the history of Shell's share price does not correlate with the prior billions spent on buy backs. History has shown that share price correlates with crude prices, not buy backs.

    So, I find it misleading (at the very least) to claim that buy backs are a return of cash to shareholders.

    And, did not Shell state that the cash from the Permian sale would be used in part to buy back shares and in part as a direct payment to shareholders. Have they not now said that all of the sale proceeds will be used for buy backs? If so, is that not misleading?
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    Jonas_K
    Forward P/E of 7… Shell stock price could easily double in 2022. If the world economy and oil prices would stabilize, this stock will give you great returns.
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    john
    Since December 15th were up about 20% Whether it's buy backs. Higher oil prices. RDS Has been a barn burner!
  • Y
    Yahoo Finance Insights
    Royal Dutch Shell reached a 52 Week high at 51.26
  • S
    STEPHEN
    they should be announcing divs next week or soon after hope we get a bump both in price and payout.
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    JWM
    Good thing about the share buyback is that 1. it establish solid bottom resistance. I have been holding other oil stocks, mainly OXY and volatility could flex your mental muscle, and a lot of people can't handle this stress. 2. The future dividend payout to remaining shareholders will be greater due to reduced # of shares 3. theoretically, reduced outstanding shares increases EPS which should increase the share price accordingly due to lower PER... So far RDS is being ignored by the market and not being valued compared to my expectation, but when the market finally returns to RDS, we could head to much higher share price. I notice that the institutional holding % has decreased significantly compared to the pre-covid level, probably because of the dividend cut betrayer. I was also #$%$ at this and almost threw away my phone when I woke up at 4 am in morning and saw a word "cut" but there is nothing we can about this. I know for the fact that RDS has the best FCF among oil majors and compared to any oil companies except Aramco. This should be priced above $55 now and $70 and beyond once the covid is gone because of the share reduction done during the covid time... I am going to wait patiently with this and with point 1 I really felt and observed RDS resisted from going down hard compared to other oil companies... So yeah I will continue to hold and collect "reduced" dividends until we finally see our glory.
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    Dan
    Hypothetically let's say oil settles to around $70-75. Do you think with things opening back up, rdsb will be at least around $55 next year?
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    Professor
    Positive article in Barrons this morning. "Buying opportunity" Good read for shareholders of Shell.
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    Goforbroke
    Buybacks instead of dividend increase?
  • R
    Retired
    It has been reported that Shell will spend 5.5 billion from the Permian sale on buy backs. In my view, this is a waste of our money and will help shareholders much less that if it were spent on acquisitions (crude/ng), developing lease assets or a special dividend. It mostly helps management by increasing performance/share and/or covering poor management decisions (including the "prices lower for longer" based strategies).
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    Shazam!
    $5.5 billion can buy back a lot of executive stock option shares ...
  • S
    Shazam!
    "Shell will use the remaining $5.5 billion of the Permian sale proceeds to buy back stock ..."

    As best I can tell, the "macro" effect of a stock buy back has never improved the value of my "micro" investment in the stock.
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    Hazel
    $50.. by Friday ?...
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    Rob
    Next dip I’m going all in
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    KeithP
    How could Shell have possibly lost money on its oil business in Q4, with consistently high oil prices?
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    hk
    shell a buy at this point ?🤔
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    Daniel
    I've been buying since March 2020. Forget buybacks. Bring back the dividends .90 per share and this thing will go to $60
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    Vo
    Someofyou know me since 30.00's . It was 2020 july i guess. From that day to today i am holding. Dont know where it can go. I just believe soon or later it will come back to 60's.. Until that day i wont be selling. It can go again 30 or 50 i am here