E Daily Stock Pick: Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A)

A portfolio of stocks I've been building since September 3 is named Volio. It will eventually hold 52 dividend dogs. Volio is the fifth portfolio I've built (at a one dividend dog per-week pace) since 2014. Five portfolios = V for Volio!

Today I'm reviewing the third of five energy sector stocks striving to join my Volio folio. This could be my twenty-eighth pick for Volio!

That energy sector includes six industries all related to bringing oil and gas to market. They are: drilling, exploration and production (E&P), equipment and services, integrated, midstream, refining & marketing.  (Those six oily and gassy enterprises.)

My subject today is a large-cap oil and gas integrated operation named, Royal Dutch Shell PLC. Their trading ticker symbol is RDS-A. This is my first report about Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

Royal Dutch Shell is an integrated oil and gas company that explores for, produces, and refines oil around the world. In 2018, it produced 1.9 million barrels of liquids and 11.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. At year-end 2018, reserves stood at 11.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent (including 1.3 billion for equity companies), 37% of which consisted of liquids. Its production and reserves are in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, and North and South America. The company operates refineries with capacity of 2.9 mmbd located in the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Europe and sells 18 mtpa of chemicals. Its largest chemical plants, often integrated with its local refineries, are in Central Europe, China, Singapore, and North America.

Royal Dutch Shell plc was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands.

I use three key data points to gauge dividend equities or funds like Royal Dutch Shell PLC:

(1) Price

(2) Dividends

(3) Returns

Besides those three, several other keys will finally unlock an equity or fund in which to invest, or not.

Those three basic keys, however, best tell whether a company has made, is making, and will make money.

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