Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) Share Price
News coverage about TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TotalFinaElf, earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 47.0707495889651 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
TotalFinaElf, (TOT) traded up 0.23% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $51.31. 986,448 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $49.79 and its 200 day moving average price is $50.78. The company has a market capitalization of $127.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.69 and a beta of 0.76. TotalFinaElf, has a 52 week low of $45.05 and a 52 week high of $54.71.
TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $39.92 billion for the quarter. TotalFinaElf, had a net margin of 4.59% and a return on equity of 9.07%. On average, equities research analysts predict that TotalFinaElf, will post $3.99 EPS for the current year.
TOT has been the subject of several recent research reports. Morgan Stanley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a research report on Thursday, April 13th. Simmons upped their price target on shares of TotalFinaElf, from $53.00 to $55.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. TheStreet upgraded shares of TotalFinaElf, from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Scotiabank restated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, Howard Weil cut shares of TotalFinaElf, from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $53.75.
TotalFinaElf, 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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