American Century Companies Inc. trimmed its holdings in shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 0.5% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,918,365 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 9,932 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. owned about 0.08% of Total worth $123,524,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of TOT. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Total by 2,993.5% during the 3rd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 16,285,755 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $1,048,640,000 after buying an additional 15,759,310 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Total by 33.6% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,475,857 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $210,498,000 after buying an additional 874,469 shares during the last quarter. RNC Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Total during the 2nd quarter worth about $51,556,000. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in shares of Total by 11.5% during the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 3,114,505 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $188,615,000 after buying an additional 320,069 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Total during the 2nd quarter worth about $16,792,000. Institutional investors own 5.94% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on TOT shares. Barclays restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Friday, September 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Thursday, October 18th. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, September 11th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Friday, October 26th. One investment 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. Total presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $50.86.
Shares of NYSE:TOT opened at $57.40 on Friday. Total SA has a 52-week low of $53.37 and a 52-week high of $65.69. The stock has a market capitalization of $146.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.93, a PEG ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 0.99.
Total (NYSE:TOT) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.06. Total had a net margin of 5.55% and a return on equity of 11.09%. The business had revenue of $54.72 billion during the quarter. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Total SA will post 5.47 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 19th. Investors of record on Monday, September 24th were paid a $0.7442 dividend. This is an increase from Total’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. This represents a $2.98 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.19%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 21st. Total’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 60.19%.
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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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