Shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) gapped up prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $47.42, but opened at $47.54. Total SA shares last traded at $47.97, with a volume of 421,248 shares trading hands.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Total SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 6th. Jefferies Group lowered shares of Total SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Barclays PLC upgraded shares of Total SA from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Total SA from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Total SA in a report on Thursday, July 21st. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seventeen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Total SA currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.47.

The firm’s 50 day moving average is $47.49 and its 200-day moving average is $46.76. The company has a market capitalization of $115.90 billion and a PE ratio of 38.29.

Other large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in shares of Total SA by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 27,298 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $1,227,000 after buying an additional 1,177 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in shares of Total SA by 7.6% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 137,259 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $6,170,000 after buying an additional 9,731 shares during the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Total SA by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 156,585 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $7,038,000 after buying an additional 831 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in shares of Total SA by 40.8% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 197,149 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $8,862,000 after buying an additional 57,173 shares during the period. Finally, Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc. raised its position in shares of Total SA by 21.7% in the fourth quarter. Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc. now owns 560,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $25,172,000 after buying an additional 100,000 shares during the period.

Total SA is an energy operator. The Company operates through three business segments: an Upstream segment, including alongside the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, the activities of gas and power; a Refining & Chemicals segment constituting an industrial hub comprising the activities of refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals and also includes the activities of oil trading and shipping; a Marketing & Services segment, including the global activities of supply and marketing in the field of petroleum products, as well as the activity of new energies, and a Corporate segment, which includes holdings operating and financial activities.

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