Total SA (TOT) Receives Buy Rating from TD Securities

Total SA (NYSE:TOT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by research analysts at TD Securities in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They presently have a $20.00 price objective on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock. TD Securities’ price objective suggests a potential downside of 64.54% from the stock’s previous close.

TOT has been the subject of several other reports. Cowen Inc reissued a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub raised Total from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded Total from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $52.00 target price on Total and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $49.50.

Shares of Total (TOT) traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $56.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 484,623 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,701,346. Total has a 1-year low of $46.04 and a 1-year high of $56.98. The company has a market capitalization of $140,564.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a current ratio of 1.47, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.07 by ($0.03). Total had a net margin of 7.45% and a return on equity of 10.07%. The firm had revenue of $43.04 billion for the quarter. equities research analysts anticipate that Total will post 4.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of Total by 9.2% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 6,952,181 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $372,080,000 after buying an additional 587,013 shares in the last quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT raised its position in shares of Total by 20.7% in the second quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT now owns 3,871,102 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $191,968,000 after buying an additional 663,620 shares in the last quarter. Cambiar Investors LLC raised its position in shares of Total by 1.1% in the third quarter. Cambiar Investors LLC now owns 3,537,378 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $189,320,000 after buying an additional 39,574 shares in the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its position in shares of Total by 19.4% in the second quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 3,263,793 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $161,851,000 after buying an additional 529,941 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital World Investors raised its position in shares of Total by 2.3% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 3,016,497 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $149,588,000 after buying an additional 69,255 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 5.37% of the company’s stock.

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Total Company Profile

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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