For Shell plc [SHEL], Analyst sees a rise to $85. What next?

Shell plc [NYSE: SHEL] stock went on an upward path that rose over 3.40% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -3.84%. The company report on March 21, 2023 that Transaction in Own Shares.

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Over the last 12 months, SHEL stock rose by 11.65%. The one-year Shell plc stock forecast points to a potential upside of 19.37. The average equity rating for SHEL stock is currently 1.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $194.62 billion, with 3.53 billion shares outstanding and 3.44 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.80M shares, SHEL stock reached a trading volume of 7023807 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Shell plc [SHEL]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SHEL shares is $70.84 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SHEL stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Goldman have made an estimate for Shell plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on February 27, 2023. The new note on the price target was released on January 12, 2023, representing the official price target for Shell plc stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $79 to $76, while Goldman kept a Neutral rating on SHEL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Shell plc is set at 1.64, with the Price to Sales ratio for SHEL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.51. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.06, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 11.81. Price to Free Cash Flow for SHEL in the course of the last twelve months was 5.07 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

SHEL Stock Performance Analysis:

Shell plc [SHEL] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.84. With this latest performance, SHEL shares dropped by -5.84% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.82% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 11.65% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for SHEL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 42.94, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 43.05, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.45 for Shell plc [SHEL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 59.43, while it was recorded at 55.30 for the last single week of trading, and 55.04 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Shell plc Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Shell plc [SHEL] shares currently have an operating margin of +12.76 and a Gross Margin at +16.51. Shell plc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +11.45.

Return on Total Capital for SHEL is now 18.02, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 16.87. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 24.08, with Return on Assets sitting at 10.30. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Shell plc [SHEL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 43.99. Additionally, SHEL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 30.55, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 18.91. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 39.27, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 27.27.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Shell plc [SHEL] managed to generate an average of $369,332 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.35 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.90.Shell plc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.


The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for SHEL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Shell plc go to 3.00%.

Shell plc [SHEL] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $16,626 million, or 8.10% of SHEL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SHEL stocks are: DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP with ownership of 22,060,347, which is approximately 9.931% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC, holding 21,082,914 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.2 billion in SHEL stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $1.17 billion in SHEL stock with ownership of nearly -3.892% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Shell plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Thursday and at the time of the Thursday reporting period, where 537 institutional holders increased their position in Shell plc [NYSE:SHEL] by around 34,849,335 shares. Additionally, 487 investors decreased positions by around 26,174,476 shares, while 239 investors held positions by with 230,052,351 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 291,076,162 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SHEL stock had 165 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,788,739 shares, while 69 institutional investors sold positions of 2,655,149 shares during the same period.


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