Total SA (NYSE:TOT) – Jefferies Financial Group issued their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Total in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, September 19th, Zacks Investment Research reports. Jefferies Financial Group analyst J. Gammel expects that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings of $1.68 per share for the quarter. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Total’s FY2019 earnings at $7.19 EPS.
Several other analysts have also issued reports on TOT. ValuEngine upgraded Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $67.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, June 21st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. UBS Group upgraded Total from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Berenberg Bank began coverage on Total in a research note on Tuesday, September 11th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Total currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $50.86.
Shares of TOT traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $61.58. The stock had a trading volume of 2,951,310 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,889,113. The firm has a market cap of $160.61 billion, a PE ratio of 14.95, a PEG ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 1.35 and a quick ratio of 1.04. Total has a 52 week low of $53.37 and a 52 week high of $65.69.
Total (NYSE:TOT) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.50 by ($0.19). The firm had revenue of $52.54 billion during the quarter. Total had a net margin of 5.25% and a return on equity of 10.19%.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 19th. Investors of record on Monday, September 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.7442 per share. This represents a $2.98 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.83%. This is a positive change from Total’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 21st. Total’s payout ratio is presently 72.33%.
Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in TOT. Summit Trail Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Total by 5,648.3% during the 1st quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 1,596,022 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $1,596,000 after purchasing an additional 1,568,257 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Total by 26.6% in the 1st quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,322,329 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $249,355,000 after acquiring an additional 907,576 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its stake 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 worth $210,498,000 after acquiring an additional 874,469 shares during the last quarter. RNC Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Total in the 2nd quarter worth about $51,556,000. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Total in the 1st quarter worth about $21,520,000. Institutional investors own 5.30% of the company’s stock.
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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