Total SA (NYSE:TOT) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group issued their Q4 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Total in a research report issued on Friday. Jefferies Group analyst M. Kofler forecasts that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings per share of $1.18 for the quarter.
TOT has been the topic of several other reports. Scotiabank restated a “hold” rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. TD Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on shares of Total in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Total from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.63.
Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its quarterly earnings results 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 company 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%.
Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Perennial Advisors LLC bought a new position in Total during the 3rd quarter valued at about $120,000. Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. bought a new position in Total during the 3rd quarter valued at about $147,000. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. grew its holdings in Total by 46.0% during the 3rd quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 2,915 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $157,000 after purchasing an additional 919 shares during the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC grew its holdings in Total by 251.1% during the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 3,283 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $163,000 after purchasing an additional 2,348 shares during the last quarter. Finally, San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA bought a new position in Total during the 2nd quarter valued at about $182,000. Institutional investors own 5.38% of the company’s stock.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 19th. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th were issued a dividend of $0.734 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 15th. This represents a $2.94 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.07%. Total’s payout ratio is 35.53%.
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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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