Total SA (TOT) Receives $48.17 Consensus PT from Analysts

Total SA (NYSE:TOT) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $48.17.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. ValuEngine cut shares of Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 6th. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, May 29th. Santander cut shares of Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 21st. Finally, UBS Group lowered shares of Total from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th.

Shares of NYSE TOT traded up $0.14 during trading on Monday, reaching $61.52. 93,820 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,722,654. Total has a twelve month low of $48.15 and a twelve month high of $64.59. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33. The stock has a market cap of $155.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.92, a PEG ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 0.74.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.11 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $49.61 billion for the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 9.48% and a net margin of 4.68%. research analysts expect that Total will post 5.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.7302 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 7th. This represents a $2.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.75%. Total’s payout ratio is 70.87%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Total by 4.8% during the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 7,283,528 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $402,633,000 after acquiring an additional 331,347 shares during the last quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. grew its position in Total by 26.6% in the 1st quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,322,329 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $249,355,000 after buying an additional 907,576 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James & Associates grew its position in Total by 6.2% in the 4th quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 3,411,350 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $188,580,000 after buying an additional 199,274 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its position in Total by 3.7% in the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 3,105,583 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $179,160,000 after buying an additional 110,236 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp grew its position in Total by 3.6% in the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 2,667,895 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $153,910,000 after buying an additional 93,040 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 5.69% of the company’s stock.

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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