Shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the eighteen ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $52.90.
A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. ValuEngine cut Wolverine World Wide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, May 20th. Citigroup reaffirmed an “average” rating on shares of Stoneridge in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut Horiba from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price target on shares of Total in a research note on Monday, July 15th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th.
NYSE:TOT traded up $0.05 on Tuesday, hitting $54.50. 1,488,152 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,297,547. The firm has a market capitalization of $135.94 billion, a PE ratio of 10.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 0.71. Total has a 52 week low of $49.70 and a 52 week high of $65.69. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The business has a 50-day moving average of $54.59.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, June 10th were paid a dividend of $0.7128 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, June 7th. This represents a $2.85 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.23%. Total’s payout ratio is 47.13%.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Comerica Securities Inc. raised its holdings in Total by 21.8% in the 4th quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. now owns 7,146 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $377,000 after acquiring an additional 1,279 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its holdings in Total by 7.9% in the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 641,164 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $33,456,000 after acquiring an additional 46,937 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in Total by 1.0% in the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 709,465 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $37,020,000 after acquiring an additional 7,031 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Total by 11.9% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 52,536 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $2,741,000 after acquiring an additional 5,566 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Founders Financial Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Total in the 4th quarter valued at about $949,000. 6.58% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
TOTAL SA operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals; and Marketing & Services. The Exploration & Production segment is involved in exploration and production activities in approximately 50 countries, and produces oil or gas in approximately 30 countries.
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