$1.35 Earnings Per Share Expected for Total SA (NYSE:TOT) This Quarter

Brokerages expect Total SA (NYSE:TOT) to post earnings per share (EPS) of $1.35 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Total’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.46 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.30. Total reported earnings per share of $1.31 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.1%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, July 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Total will report full-year earnings of $5.40 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.04 to $5.60. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $6.19 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.06 to $7.28. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Total.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.11 by ($0.09). The business had revenue of $51.21 billion for the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 11.21% and a net margin of 5.65%.

Several research firms have commented on TOT. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 22nd. Citigroup downgraded shares of Total from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. HSBC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.50 target price on shares of Total in a report on Wednesday, May 8th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Total from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 20th. Finally, Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Thursday, March 7th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $51.70.

TOT stock opened at $53.18 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $132.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 0.67. Total has a one year low of $49.70 and a one year high of $65.69. The company has a current ratio of 1.27, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 10th will be issued a $0.7128 dividend. This represents a $2.85 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.36%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 7th. Total’s dividend payout ratio is 56.44%.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of TOT. Farmers & Merchants Trust Co of Chambersburg PA bought a new stake in Total in the first quarter valued at $25,000. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. bought a new stake in Total in the first quarter valued at $30,000. Enterprise Financial Services Corp boosted its holdings in Total by 65.0% in the first quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp now owns 571 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $32,000 after acquiring an additional 225 shares in the last quarter. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Total by 1,212.8% in the first quarter. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC now owns 617 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $34,000 after acquiring an additional 570 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Berman Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Total in the fourth quarter valued at $32,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 6.58% of the company’s stock.

About Total

TOTAL SA operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals; and Marketing & Services. The Exploration & Production segment is involved in exploration and production activities in approximately 50 countries, and produces oil or gas in approximately 30 countries.

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