Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact TotalFinaElf, (TOT) Share Price

Media stories about TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TotalFinaElf, earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.7332253387029 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) opened at 55.72 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $138.80 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.21 and a beta of 0.75. TotalFinaElf, has a 1-year low of $45.05 and a 1-year high of $55.95. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $54.00 and a 200-day moving average of $51.86.

TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $43.04 billion during the quarter. TotalFinaElf, had a return on equity of 9.53% and a net margin of 4.90%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that TotalFinaElf, will post $3.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 22nd were given a $0.7416 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 21st. This is an increase from TotalFinaElf,’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.69. This represents a $2.97 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.32%. TotalFinaElf,’s dividend payout ratio is currently 73.58%.

TOT has been the subject of a number of research reports. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price target on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Scotiabank set a $54.00 price target on shares of TotalFinaElf, and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of TotalFinaElf, from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Societe Generale restated a “buy” rating on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity upgraded shares of TotalFinaElf, from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $55.40.

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About TotalFinaElf,

Total SA (Total) is an oil and gas company. The Company has three segments: an Upstream segment, including the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and the activities of gas and power; a Refining & Chemicals segment constituting an industrial hub consisting of the activities of refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals, and also includes the activities of oil trading and shipping, and a Marketing & Services segment, including the activities of supply and marketing in the field of petroleum products, as well as the activity of New Energies.

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