Total (NYSE:TOT) released its earnings results on Thursday. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.04, Morningstar.com reports. The company had revenue of $47.35 billion during the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 9.39% and a net margin of 4.90%.

Total (NYSE TOT) traded up $0.38 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $55.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,096,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,986,604. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 1.47 and a quick ratio of 1.18. The company has a market capitalization of $141,150.00, a PE ratio of 16.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 0.79. Total has a 12 month low of $48.15 and a 12 month high of $59.57.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th were paid a $0.734 dividend. This represents a $2.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 15th. Total’s payout ratio is 33.73%.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Stellar Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Total by 0.7% in the second quarter. Stellar Capital Management LLC now owns 28,894 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $1,433,000 after buying an additional 215 shares during the last quarter. National Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in Total by 5.7% in the second quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,483 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $323,000 after buying an additional 350 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in Total by 14.8% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 3,933 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $195,000 after buying an additional 507 shares during the last quarter. Founders Financial Securities LLC lifted its stake in Total by 5.2% in the third quarter. Founders Financial Securities LLC now owns 18,431 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $986,000 after buying an additional 905 shares during the last quarter. Finally, San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA lifted its stake in Total by 24.9% in the fourth quarter. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA now owns 4,583 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $253,000 after buying an additional 915 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 5.43% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on TOT. Cowen raised their price objective on Total from $58.00 to $64.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Total from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday. TD Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Scotiabank restated a “hold” rating and set a $62.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Total from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Total has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $49.38.

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Total 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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