Total SA (NYSE:TOT) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the fifteen ratings firms that are covering the stock. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $53.33.
TOT has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Simmons upped their price target on shares of Total SA from $53.00 to $55.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 19th. Deutsche Bank AG raised shares of Total SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 6th. TheStreet raised shares of Total SA from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Total SA in a report on Thursday, April 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Total SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 18th.
Shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) traded up 2.60% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $52.83. 2,751,161 shares of the stock were exchanged. Total SA has a 12-month low of $44.06 and a 12-month high of $52.87. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $50.80 and a 200 day moving average of $49.74. The firm has a market cap of $129.08 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.66 and a beta of 0.86.
Total SA (NYSE:TOT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $41.18 billion for the quarter. Total SA had a net margin of 4.14% and a return on equity of 8.25%. Equities analysts forecast that Total SA will post $4.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 17th were issued a dividend of $0.543 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $2.17 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.11%. Total SA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 87.70%.
Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of TOT. Intrust Bank NA boosted its stake in shares of Total SA by 3.5% in the third quarter. Intrust Bank NA now owns 14,281 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $681,000 after buying an additional 480 shares during the period. Todd Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Total SA by 5,403.1% in the third quarter. Todd Asset Management LLC now owns 1,164,291 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $55,537,000 after buying an additional 1,143,134 shares during the period. Pope Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Total SA during the fourth quarter worth $16,952,000. Adage Capital Partners GP L.L.C. acquired a new stake in shares of Total SA during the third quarter worth $5,268,000. Finally, GFS Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Total SA by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. GFS Advisors LLC now owns 128,867 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $6,568,000 after buying an additional 5,501 shares during the period. 6.74% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
About Total SA
Total SA (Total) is an oil and gas company. The Company has three segments: an Upstream segment, including the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and the activities of gas and power; a Refining & Chemicals segment constituting an industrial hub consisting of the activities of refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals, and also includes the activities of oil trading and shipping, and a Marketing & Services segment, including the activities of supply and marketing in the field of petroleum products, as well as the activity of New Energies.