Shares of Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the twenty-two ratings firms that are covering the company, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, fifteen have given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $49.49.
A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Total stock. Eagle Asset Management raised its stake in Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT) by 103.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,863,444 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 1,453,836 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management owned about 0.12% of Total worth $128,024,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. CLSA restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, December 15th. Credit Agricole assumed coverage on Total in a report on Tuesday, December 15th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Howard Weil boosted their price objective on Total from $56.00 to $58.00 in a report on Monday, December 14th. Bank of America upgraded Total from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 9th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Total in a report on Thursday, December 3rd.
Total (NYSE:TOT) traded down 1.40% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $44.32. The company had a trading volume of 300,122 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $101.99 billion and a PE ratio of 106.28. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $47.13 and its 200 day moving average is $48.03. Total has a one year low of $40.93 and a one year high of $55.86.
Total (NYSE:TOT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 29th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.45. Equities research analysts forecast that Total will post $4.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 18th will be given a $0.6639 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 16th. This represents a $2.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.91%.
Total S.A. is an energy operator. The Company operates through three business segments: an Upstream segment, including alongside the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, the activities of gas and power; a Refining & Chemicals segment constituting an industrial hub comprising the activities of refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals and also includes the activities of oil trading and shipping; a Marketing & Services segment, including the global activities of supply and marketing in the field of petroleum products, as well as the activity of new energies, and a Corporate segment, which includes holdings operating and financial activities. Its projects include CLOV, EGINA, IKIKE, INCAHUASI, LAGGAN-TORMORE, OML-58 UPGRADE, EA-1 AND EA-1A (NYSE:TOT), ELGIN – FRANKLIN REDEVELOPMENT and ABSHERON PH.1, among others.