Total SA (NYSE:TOT) – Analysts at Jefferies Group dropped their FY2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Total SA in a research note issued to investors on Friday. Jefferies Group analyst M. Kofler now expects that the brokerage will earn $3.08 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $3.12. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Total SA’s FY2017 earnings at $3.44 EPS.

Several other research firms have also weighed in on TOT. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Total SA from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, June 30th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Total SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Total SA in a report on Thursday, July 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Total SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, September 14th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein lowered shares of Total SA from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, September 8th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $49.41.

Shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) opened at 46.21 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $48.07 and a 200-day moving average of $47.70. Total SA has a one year low of $39.05 and a one year high of $52.34. The company has a market capitalization of $110.41 billion, a PE ratio of 36.47 and a beta of 1.12.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Raymond James Trust N.A. increased its position in shares of Total SA by 0.8% in the first quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 50,270 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,284,000 after buying an additional 419 shares during the period. OLD National Bancorp IN increased its position in shares of Total SA by 2.6% in the first quarter. OLD National Bancorp IN now owns 13,071 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $594,000 after buying an additional 335 shares during the period. Lincluden Management Ltd. increased its position in shares of Total SA by 20.4% in the first quarter. Lincluden Management Ltd. now owns 57,670 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,619,000 after buying an additional 9,770 shares during the period. DAVENPORT & Co LLC increased its position in shares of Total SA by 4.9% in the first quarter. DAVENPORT & Co LLC now owns 14,934 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $678,000 after buying an additional 701 shares during the period. Finally, Chesley Taft & Associates LLC increased its position in shares of Total SA by 4.5% in the first quarter. Chesley Taft & Associates LLC now owns 9,225 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $419,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the period.

About Total SA

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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