Kepler Capital Markets Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Total (NYSE:TOT)

Total (NYSE:TOT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Kepler Capital Markets in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, November 26th.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group restated 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. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Total currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $54.67.

Shares of Total stock traded down $0.46 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $51.78. 2,044,652 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,608,489. Total has a fifty-two week low of $51.48 and a fifty-two week high of $65.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 0.99. The company has a market cap of $130.31 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.57, a P/E/G ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 0.77.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.06. Total had a net margin of 5.55% and a return on equity of 11.09%. The company had revenue of $54.72 billion during the quarter. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Total will post 5.39 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Total by 2,993.5% in the third quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 16,285,755 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $1,048,640,000 after acquiring an additional 15,759,310 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its position in Total by 47.4% in the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,124,096 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $329,940,000 after buying an additional 1,648,239 shares in the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH acquired a new stake in Total in the third quarter valued at approximately $87,003,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Total by 605.5% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 594,227 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $38,263,000 after buying an additional 509,999 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted its position in Total by 11.5% in the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 3,114,505 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $188,615,000 after buying an additional 320,069 shares in the last quarter. 6.22% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Total

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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