Analyst Views: How should investors take Shell's latest results?

 
Marion Dakers

RICHARD HUNTER | HARGREAVES LANSDOWN
The update has been well received... A busy divestment programme is in train, cash generation remains high, cost savings and further financial efficiencies have been identified, while the contributions from Shell's gas businesses in particular were robust.

JONATHAN JACKSON | KILLIK & CO
The latest results are very reassuring and highlight that the group remains on track with its strategy. We remain positive on the shares, which offer an attractive dividend yield, growing in real terms, and the prospect of value being unlocked from disposals.

RICHARD GRIFFITH | CANACCORD GENUITY
While Shell’s results swing dramatically, this was better than everybody had expected. Like Statoil earlier this week, Shell has the right assets at the right moment, in this case its natural gas portfolio. This was basically a gas-powered performance.