Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated their buy rating on shares of Total (NYSE:TOT) in a research report released on Monday morning. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Total’s Q4 2018 earnings at $1.46 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $5.35 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.10 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.24 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.26 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.35 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.95 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $1.24 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $1.38 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $1.40 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $5.34 EPS.

A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on the company. ValuEngine raised Total from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a sell rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, October 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Total has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $50.86.

Shares of NYSE:TOT opened at $56.64 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $142.45 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. Total has a 1 year low of $53.37 and a 1 year high of $65.69.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.41 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $54.72 billion during the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 11.09% and a net margin of 5.55%. On average, equities analysts forecast that Total will post 5.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Cordasco Financial Network purchased a new stake in Total during the 3rd quarter worth about $103,000. Girard Partners LTD. purchased a new stake in Total during the 3rd quarter worth about $103,000. TRUE Private Wealth Advisors purchased a new stake in Total during the 3rd quarter worth about $116,000. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC purchased a new stake in Total during the 3rd quarter worth about $125,000. Finally, CWM LLC lifted its holdings in Total by 3,696.6% during the 2nd quarter. CWM LLC now owns 2,202 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $133,000 after purchasing an additional 2,144 shares in the last quarter. 6.00% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Total

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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