Total SA (TOT) Receives $48.17 Average Target Price from Analysts

Total SA (NYSE:TOT) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $48.17.

TOT has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $58.00 price target on shares of Total in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Barclays upgraded Total from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine upgraded Total from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th.

Shares of Total traded up $0.14, reaching $61.52, during mid-day trading on Monday, according to Marketbeat. The company had a trading volume of 93,820 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,722,654. Total has a 12-month low of $48.15 and a 12-month high of $64.59. The firm has a market capitalization of $155.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 1.41 and a quick ratio of 1.12.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.11 by ($0.02). Total had a return on equity of 9.48% and a net margin of 4.68%. The firm had revenue of $49.61 billion during the quarter. analysts predict that Total will post 5.29 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 6th. Investors of record on Friday, June 8th will be given a $0.7302 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 7th. This represents a $2.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.75%. Total’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 70.87%.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Fairfield Bush & CO. bought a new position in shares of Total during the first quarter valued at $104,000. Optimum Investment Advisors bought a new position in Total in the first quarter valued at about $109,000. Vestpro Financial Partners Inc. dba CPF Texas bought a new position in Total in the fourth quarter valued at about $110,000. Stelac Advisory Services LLC bought a new position in Total in the first quarter valued at about $131,000. Finally, Premia Global Advisors LLC bought a new position in Total in the fourth quarter valued at about $134,000. 5.69% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Total (NYSE:TOT)

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