The oils/energy companies are Montage Resources (NYSE: MR) and Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A), but which is the right stock? Based on the strength of their institutional interest, risk, price, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends, we will contrast the two firms.
At present, Montage Resources has a median target price of $11.33, suggesting a potential increase of 129.42%. Royal Dutch Shell has a median target price of $65.00, which suggests a potential increase of 13.06%. Despite the greater average score of Montage Resources and a higher potential upside, equity research analysts believe that Montage Resources is better than Royal Dutch Shell.
Montage Resources has an alpha of 1.87, which indicates that its share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Royal Dutch Shell has a beta of 0.85, which indicates that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.
An institutional investor holds 78.3 per cent of the Montage Resources shares. By contrast, institutional investors own 5.0 per cent of Royal Dutch Shell stock. 1.0 Percent of the shares of Montage Resources are held by insiders. In comparison, insiders hold 1.0 per cent of Royal Dutch Shell shares. High institutional interest means that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments assume that an inventory is primed for long-term growth.
Royal Dutch Shell charges a $3.20 per share annual dividend with a dividend yield of 5.6 per cent. Montage Resources is not paying a dividend. Royal Dutch Shell pays out a dividend of 62.0 per cent of its earnings.
As an oil and natural gas exploration and production company, Montage Resources logoMontage Resources Corporation operates. It had an acreage area of nearly 241,000 net acres in Ohio and Pennsylvania as of December 31, 2018; and had total proven reserves equal to 1,864.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas. Royal Dutch Shell charges $3.20 per share in an annual dividend, with a dividend yield of 5.6 per cent. Formerly named as Eclipse Resources Corporation, the company changed its name in February 2019 to Montage Resources Corporation. Founded in 2011, Montage Resources Corporation is based in Irving, Texas.
Royal Dutch Shell logoRoyal Dutch Shell plc operates globally as a petrochemical and energy company. The company operates through segments of Integrated Gas, Upstream, and Downstream. It finds and extracts liquids from crude oil, natural gas and natural gas; sells and exports oil and gas; manufactures fuels and other goods from coal to liquids, and manages the upstream and midstream facilities needed to deliver energy to the consumer.
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