American National Insurance Co. TX continued to hold its position in Total SA (NYSE:TOT) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 34,400 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. American National Insurance Co. TX’s holdings in Total SA were worth $1,734,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of TOT. Zions Bancorporation boosted its position in Total SA by 4.3% in the fourth quarter. Zions Bancorporation now owns 1,996 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 83 shares in the last quarter. Menora Mivtachim Holdings LTD. purchased a new position in Total SA during the fourth quarter valued at about $102,000. Hall Laurie J Trustee purchased a new position in Total SA during the fourth quarter valued at about $113,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC boosted its position in Total SA by 12.1% in the first quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,230 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 241 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Parallel Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Total SA during the fourth quarter valued at about $150,000. 6.74% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) traded up 2.60% on Friday, hitting $52.83. 2,751,161 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $129.08 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.66 and a beta of 0.86. Total SA has a one year low of $44.06 and a one year high of $52.87. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $50.80 and its 200-day moving average is $49.74.
Total SA (NYSE:TOT) last released 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 Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.06. Total SA had a net margin of 4.14% and a return on equity of 8.25%. The business had revenue of $41.18 billion for the quarter. On average, equities analysts forecast that Total SA will post $4.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 13th. Investors of record on Friday, March 17th were given a dividend of $0.543 per share. This represents a $2.17 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.11%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 15th. Total SA’s payout ratio is presently 87.70%.
Several research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Total SA from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Total SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 6th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Total SA in a report on Wednesday, January 18th. Deutsche Bank AG raised shares of Total SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 6th. Finally, Simmons increased their target price 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. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $54.00.
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.
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