Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. Buys 4,662 Shares of Total SA (TOT)

Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 4.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 101,272 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,662 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Total were worth $6,521,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in Total by 2,993.5% in the 3rd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 16,285,755 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $1,048,640,000 after purchasing an additional 15,759,310 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its holdings in Total by 33.6% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,475,857 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $210,498,000 after purchasing an additional 874,469 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its holdings in Total by 11.5% in the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 3,114,505 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $188,615,000 after purchasing an additional 320,069 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its holdings in Total by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 2,826,849 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $171,195,000 after purchasing an additional 158,954 shares in the last quarter. Finally, RNC Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Total by 1.5% in the 3rd quarter. RNC Capital Management LLC now owns 863,679 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $55,612,000 after purchasing an additional 12,356 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 5.94% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:TOT opened at $57.40 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 0.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $146.10 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.93, a PEG ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 0.77. Total SA has a 1-year low of $53.37 and a 1-year high of $65.69.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.47 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.41 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $54.72 billion during the quarter. Total had a net margin of 5.55% and a return on equity of 11.09%. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Total SA will post 5.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 24th were given a dividend of $0.7442 per share. This is a boost from Total’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 21st. This represents a $2.98 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.19%. Total’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 60.19%.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on TOT. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Friday, October 26th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, October 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Finally, UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, October 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $50.86.

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Total Company Profile

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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