Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect TotalFinaElf, (TOT) Share Price

News headlines about TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TotalFinaElf, earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.693992702211 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on TOT. Barclays PLC cut shares of TotalFinaElf, from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their target price for the company from $50.30 to $57.00 in a report on Monday, August 21st. Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of TotalFinaElf, from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 target price on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a report on Thursday, October 19th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of TotalFinaElf, from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 target price on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $55.40.

Shares of TotalFinaElf, (NYSE TOT) traded down $0.62 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $55.55. 1,959,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,711,721. The firm has a market cap of $139,916.77, a PE ratio of 14.11, a P/E/G ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 1.47. TotalFinaElf, has a 12-month low of $45.05 and a 12-month high of $56.98.

TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by ($0.03). TotalFinaElf, had a return on equity of 9.39% and a net margin of 4.90%. The business had revenue of $43.04 billion for the quarter. analysts anticipate that TotalFinaElf, will post 4.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 22nd were paid a $0.7416 dividend. This represents a $2.97 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.34%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 21st. This is a boost from TotalFinaElf,’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.69. TotalFinaElf,’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 52.83%.

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About TotalFinaElf,

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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