Shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the eighteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $50.83.

Several research analysts have issued reports on TOT shares. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 target price on shares of Total in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. TD Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Scotiabank reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $62.00 target price on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Total from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 target price on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, October 19th.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Sawyer & Company Inc purchased a new position in shares of Total during the 4th quarter valued at about $1,101,000. Fulton Bank N.A. lifted its position in shares of Total by 39.8% during the 4th quarter. Fulton Bank N.A. now owns 43,480 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $2,404,000 after buying an additional 12,386 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its position in shares of Total by 10.6% during the 3rd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,345,559 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $72,014,000 after buying an additional 128,846 shares in the last quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new position in shares of Total during the 3rd quarter valued at about $704,000. Finally, Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of Total during the 3rd quarter valued at about $379,000. 5.38% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Total (TOT) opened at $57.88 on Friday. Total has a twelve month low of $48.15 and a twelve month high of $58.23. The company has a market capitalization of $146,040.00, a PE ratio of 18.26, a P/E/G ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 1.47 and a quick ratio of 1.18.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.07 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $43.04 billion during the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 9.39% and a net margin of 4.90%. analysts predict that Total will post 4.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be given a $0.734 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 15th. This represents a $2.94 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.07%. Total’s payout ratio is 35.65%.

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About Total

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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