Susquehanna International Securities Ltd. Acquires New Stake in Total SA (TOT)

Susquehanna International Securities Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm acquired 62,121 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,241,000. Total accounts for 2.5% of Susquehanna International Securities Ltd.’s portfolio, making the stock its 7th biggest holding.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. increased its position in Total by 17.2% during the 4th quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 1,364 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $72,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the period. First PREMIER Bank grew its position in shares of Total by 23.2% during the 4th quarter. First PREMIER Bank now owns 1,115 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $58,000 after buying an additional 210 shares during the period. Mission Wealth Management LP grew its position in shares of Total by 4.0% during the 4th quarter. Mission Wealth Management LP now owns 6,183 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $323,000 after buying an additional 239 shares during the period. Saturna Capital CORP grew its position in shares of Total by 0.6% during the 4th quarter. Saturna Capital CORP now owns 43,940 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,293,000 after buying an additional 250 shares during the period. Finally, KCS Wealth Advisory grew its position in shares of Total by 1.6% during the 4th quarter. KCS Wealth Advisory now owns 17,669 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $922,000 after buying an additional 274 shares during the period. 6.14% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSE TOT traded up $0.53 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $58.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 13,552 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,641,753. Total SA has a twelve month low of $49.70 and a twelve month high of $65.69. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. The company has a market cap of $144.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.55, a PEG ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.64.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.17. Total had a net margin of 5.47% and a return on equity of 11.24%. The business had revenue of $52.50 billion during the quarter. Sell-side analysts predict that Total SA will post 5.29 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 12th. Investors of record on Monday, March 18th will be given a $0.7237 dividend. This represents a $2.89 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.96%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 15th. Total’s payout ratio is currently 48.91%.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Total from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, March 7th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Total from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Total from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 19th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Monday, November 19th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $45.67.

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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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