Brokers Suggest Investing in Shell (SHEL): Read This Before Placing a Bet

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The recommendations of Wall Street analysts are often relied on by investors when deciding whether to buy, sell, or hold a stock. Media reports about these brokerage-firm-employed (or sell-side) analysts changing their ratings often affect a stock's price. Do they really matter, though?Let's take a look at what these Wall Street heavyweights have to say about Shell (SHEL) before we discuss the reliability of brokerage recommendations and how to use them to your advantage.Shell currently has an average brokerage recommendation (ABR) of 1.50, on a scale of 1 to 5 (Strong Buy to Strong Sell), calculated based on the actual recommendations (Buy, Hold, Sell, etc.) made by 12 brokerage firms. An ABR of 1.50 approximates between Strong Buy and Buy.Of the 12 recommendations that derive the current ABR, nine are Strong Buy, representing 75% of all recommendations.Brokerage Recommendation Trends for SHELCheck price target & stock forecast for Shell here>>>While the ABR calls for buying Shell, it may not be wise to make an investment decision solely based on this information. Several studies have shown limited to no success of brokerage recommendations in guiding investors to pick stocks with the best price increase potential.Are you wondering why? The vested interest of brokerage firms in a stock they cover often results in a strong positive bias of their analysts in rating it. Our research shows that for every "Strong Sell" recommendation, brokerage firms assign five "Strong Buy" recommendations.In other words, their interests aren't always aligned with retail investors, rarely indicating where the price of a stock could actually be heading. Therefore, the best use of this information could be validating your own research or an indicator that has proven to be highly successful in predicting a stock's price movement.With an impressive externally audited track record, our proprietary stock rating tool, the Zacks Rank, which classifies stocks into five groups, ranging from Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) to Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell), is a reliable indicator of a stock's near -term price performance. So, validating the Zacks Rank with ABR could go a long way in making a profitable investment decision.ABR Should Not Be Confused With Zacks RankAlthough both Zacks Rank and ABR are displayed in a range of 1-5, they are different measures altogether.The ABR is calculated solely based on brokerage recommendations and is typically displayed with decimals (example: 1.28). In contrast, the Zacks Rank is a quantitative model allowing investors to harness the power of earnings estimate revisions. It is displayed in whole numbers -- 1 to 5.It has been and continues to be the case that analysts employed by brokerage firms are overly optimistic with their recommendations. Because of their employers' vested interests, these analysts issue more favorable ratings than their research would support, misguiding investors far more often than helping them.In contrast, the Zacks Rank is driven by earnings estimate revisions. And near-term stock price movements are strongly correlated with trends in earnings estimate revisions, according to empirical research.In addition, the different Zacks Rank grades are applied proportionately to all stocks for which brokerage analysts provide current-year earnings estimates. In other words, this tool always maintains a balance among its five ranks.There is also a key difference between the ABR and Zacks Rank when it comes to freshness. When you look at the ABR, it may not be up-to-date. Nonetheless, since brokerage analysts constantly revise their earnings estimates to reflect changing business trends, and their actions get reflected in the Zacks Rank quickly enough, it is always timely in predicting future stock prices.Should You Invest in SHEL?Looking at the earnings estimate revisions for Shell, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current year has remained unchanged over the past month at $8.37.Analysts' steady views regarding the company's earnings prospects, as indicated by an unchanged consensus estimate, could be a legitimate reason for the stock to perform in line with the broader market in the near term.The size of the recent change in the consensus estimate, along with three other factors related to earnings estimates, has resulted in a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) for Shell. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks here >>>>It may therefore be prudent to be a little cautious with the Buy-equivalent ABR for Shell.Top 5 Dividend Stocks for Your RetirementZacks targets 5 well-established companies with solid fundamentals and a history of raising dividends. More importantly, they have the resources and will to likely pay them in the future.Click now for a Special Report packed with unconventional wisdom and insights you simply won’t get from your neighborhood financial planner.See our Top 5 now – the report is FREE >>Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Shell PLC Unsponsored ADR (SHEL): Free Stock Analysis ReportTo read this article on Zacks.com click here.Zacks Investment ResearchWeiter zum vollständigen Artikel bei Zacks

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09.07.2024Shell (ex Royal Dutch Shell) OverweightJP Morgan Chase & Co.
05.07.2024Shell (ex Royal Dutch Shell) NeutralUBS AG
05.07.2024Shell (ex Royal Dutch Shell) OverweightJP Morgan Chase & Co.
05.07.2024Shell (ex Royal Dutch Shell) BuyGoldman Sachs Group Inc.
05.07.2024Shell (ex Royal Dutch Shell) BuyJefferies & Company Inc.
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09.07.2024Shell (ex Royal Dutch Shell) OverweightJP Morgan Chase & Co.
05.07.2024Shell (ex Royal Dutch Shell) OverweightJP Morgan Chase & Co.
05.07.2024Shell (ex Royal Dutch Shell) BuyGoldman Sachs Group Inc.
05.07.2024Shell (ex Royal Dutch Shell) BuyJefferies & Company Inc.
05.07.2024Shell (ex Royal Dutch Shell) OutperformRBC Capital Markets
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26.08.2020Shell (Royal Dutch Shell) (A) UnderweightBarclays Capital
29.11.2017Shell B SellCitigroup Corp.
29.11.2017Shell (Royal Dutch Shell) (A) SellCitigroup Corp.
29.11.2017Shell B SellCitigroup Corp.
30.01.2015Royal Dutch Shell Grou b SellS&P Capital IQ

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