Woodmont Investment Counsel LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of TotalFinaElf, S.A. (NYSE:TOT) by 27.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,643 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 2,130 shares during the period. Woodmont Investment Counsel LLC’s holdings in TotalFinaElf, were worth $280,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of TOT. Nationwide Fund Advisors purchased a new stake in TotalFinaElf, during the first quarter valued at about $3,659,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in TotalFinaElf, by 5.2% during the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 630,744 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $31,802,000 after buying an additional 30,940 shares during the period. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. boosted its position in TotalFinaElf, by 2.1% during the first quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 135,090 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $6,811,000 after buying an additional 2,821 shares during the period. Family Legacy Inc. purchased a new stake in TotalFinaElf, during the first quarter valued at about $229,000. Finally, Keybank National Association OH boosted its position in TotalFinaElf, by 3.5% during the first quarter. Keybank National Association OH now owns 9,782 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $493,000 after buying an additional 334 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 5.41% of the company’s stock.

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Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a research report on Tuesday. Scotiabank set a $52.00 price target on shares of TotalFinaElf, and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Barclays PLC lowered shares of TotalFinaElf, from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their price target for the company from $50.30 to $57.00 in a research report on Monday, August 21st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of TotalFinaElf, from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, Societe Generale restated a “buy” rating on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. TotalFinaElf, currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $55.33.

TotalFinaElf, S.A. (NYSE:TOT) traded down 0.99% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $54.10. 257,836 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $134.76 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.66 and a beta of 0.74. TotalFinaElf, S.A. has a 52 week low of $45.05 and a 52 week high of $54.71. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $51.84 and its 200 day moving average price is $51.06.

TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.98 by ($0.01). The firm 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%. Equities research analysts expect that TotalFinaElf, S.A. will post $3.85 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 19th. Investors of record on Friday, September 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.7416 per share. This represents a $2.97 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.43%. This is an increase from TotalFinaElf,’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.69. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 21st. TotalFinaElf,’s dividend payout ratio is presently 80.41%.

About TotalFinaElf,

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT)

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