Brandes Investment Partners LP reduced its position in shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 2.7% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 352,905 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 9,923 shares during the quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP’s holdings in Total were worth $22,724,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. AE Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in Total by 6.3% during the 2nd quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC now owns 13,898 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $842,000 after buying an additional 829 shares during the period. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. raised its stake in Total by 13.0% during the 2nd quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 7,669 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $464,000 after buying an additional 880 shares during the period. HL Financial Services LLC raised its stake in Total by 18.0% during the 3rd quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 5,772 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $372,000 after buying an additional 880 shares during the period. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC raised its stake in Total by 5.0% during the 3rd quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 18,762 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $1,208,000 after buying an additional 895 shares during the period. Finally, Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC raised its stake in Total by 12.8% during the 2nd quarter. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC now owns 8,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $484,000 after buying an additional 905 shares during the period. 6.00% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

TOT has been the topic of a number of research reports. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Monday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. ValuEngine downgraded Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Friday, October 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $50.86.

Shares of Total stock opened at $55.28 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $142.45 billion, a PE ratio of 13.42, a P/E/G ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 0.77. Total SA has a 52 week low of $53.37 and a 52 week high of $65.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 0.99.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate 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 research analysts predict that Total SA will post 5.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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