Shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and fifteen have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $45.50.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, May 22nd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Total from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of Total in a research report on Monday, July 15th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their target price on shares of Total from $11.00 to $8.50 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, August 9th. Finally, HSBC restated a “buy” rating and set a $58.50 target price on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, May 23rd.

Shares of TOT traded down $0.41 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $47.91. 101,906 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,164,895. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a current ratio of 1.25. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $53.40. Total has a 52-week low of $47.91 and a 52-week high of $65.69. The company has a market cap of $120.53 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 0.67.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 25th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.23 by ($0.18). Total had a return on equity of 10.68% and a net margin of 5.23%. The business had revenue of $51.24 billion for the quarter. On average, equities research analysts predict that Total will post 5.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in TOT. Comerica Securities Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Total by 21.8% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. now owns 7,146 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $377,000 after buying an additional 1,279 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Total by 11.9% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 52,536 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,741,000 after purchasing an additional 5,566 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in Total by 1.0% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 709,465 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $37,020,000 after purchasing an additional 7,031 shares during the period. Ledyard National Bank increased its holdings in Total by 1.9% during the 1st quarter. Ledyard National Bank now owns 96,920 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $5,394,000 after purchasing an additional 1,767 shares during the period. Finally, Truvestments Capital LLC purchased a new position in Total during the 1st quarter worth $55,000. Institutional investors own 6.38% of the company’s stock.

About Total

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

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