Equities research analysts expect Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT) to post earnings of $1.18 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have made estimates for Total’s earnings. Total reported earnings of $1.01 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 16.8%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, April 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Total will report full-year earnings of $4.84 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.55 to $5.16. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $4.99 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.63 to $5.37. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Total.

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Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $47.35 billion for the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 9.55% and a net margin of 5.03%.

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. Deutsche Bank lowered Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. ValuEngine upgraded Total from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Piper Jaffray reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Saturday, January 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $51.78.

TOT traded up $0.35 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $60.50. The stock had a trading volume of 223,002 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,640,560. The firm has a market capitalization of $149,687.50, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.68, a PEG ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.50. Total has a 52 week low of $48.15 and a 52 week high of $60.81.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 16th were paid a $0.7637 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $3.05 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.05%. This is an increase from Total’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. Total’s dividend payout ratio is 62.14%.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vestpro Financial Partners Inc. dba CPF Texas acquired a new position in shares of Total in the 4th quarter valued at $110,000. Premia Global Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Total in the 4th quarter valued at $134,000. Viking Fund Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Total by 278.9% in the 4th quarter. Viking Fund Management LLC now owns 3,600 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $199,000 after purchasing an additional 2,650 shares during the period. Mariner Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Total in the 4th quarter valued at $206,000. Finally, Kovack Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Total in the 4th quarter valued at $206,000. 5.43% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Total Company Profile

TOTAL SA operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals; and Marketing & Services segments. The Exploration & Production segment engages in the exploration and production activities in approximately 50 countries, and produces oil or gas in approximately 30 countries.

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