Total (NYSE:TOT) was downgraded by stock analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, The Fly reports.

Several other research firms also recently commented on TOT. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Scotiabank set a $54.00 price objective on Total and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. BidaskClub raised Total from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. TD Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Total currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $49.50.

Shares of Total (NYSE:TOT) traded down $0.37 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $55.85. The stock had a trading volume of 1,249,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,689,636. Total has a 52-week low of $48.15 and a 52-week high of $57.07. The stock has a market cap of $140,041.31, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by ($0.03). Total had a net margin of 4.90% and a return on equity of 9.39%. The business had revenue of $43.04 billion for the quarter. analysts forecast that Total will post 4.11 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Total in the 3rd quarter worth $704,000. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Total during the 3rd quarter worth about $379,000. Parallel Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Total by 47.3% during the 3rd quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 5,426 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $301,000 after purchasing an additional 1,742 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in shares of Total by 38.7% during the 3rd quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 227,492 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $12,175,000 after purchasing an additional 63,507 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Guardian Capital Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Total by 1.7% during the 3rd quarter. Guardian Capital Advisors LP now owns 101,520 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $5,498,000 after purchasing an additional 1,720 shares during the last quarter. 5.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Total Company Profile

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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