Total SA (NYSE:TOT) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nineteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $48.33.
Several equities analysts have commented on TOT shares. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Friday, October 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Barclays restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, September 14th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, October 26th.
Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Cordasco Financial Network acquired a new stake in shares of Total during the third quarter worth approximately $103,000. Girard Partners LTD. bought a new position in Total during the third quarter valued at approximately $103,000. TRUE Private Wealth Advisors bought a new position in shares of Total in the third quarter valued at approximately $116,000. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Total in the third quarter valued at approximately $125,000. Finally, CWM LLC raised its position in shares of Total by 3,696.6% in the second quarter. CWM LLC now owns 2,202 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $133,000 after purchasing an additional 2,144 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 6.22% of the company’s stock.
Total stock traded down $0.26 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $54.33. 1,563,675 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,502,330. The stock has a market cap of $136.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.19, a PEG ratio of 0.80 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. Total has a 1-year low of $53.37 and a 1-year high of $65.69.
Total (NYSE:TOT) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $54.72 billion for the quarter. Total had a net margin of 5.55% and a return on equity of 11.09%. Research analysts expect that Total will post 5.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 17th will be given a dividend of $0.7267 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 14th. This represents a $2.91 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.35%. Total’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 60.19%.
TOTAL SA operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals; and Marketing & Services segments. The Exploration & Production segment engages in the exploration and production activities in approximately 50 countries, and produces oil or gas in approximately 30 countries.
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