Total SA (NYSE:TOT)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $47.13, but opened at $47.76. Total SA shares last traded at $48.99, with a volume of 644,250 shares changing hands.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on TOT. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Total SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 6th. Morgan Stanley downgraded Total SA from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. Barclays PLC upgraded Total SA from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total SA in a research report on Thursday, July 21st. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Total SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.47.

The stock has a market capitalization of $116.96 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.63. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $47.94 and its 200 day moving average price is $47.40.

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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