Press coverage about Total (NYSE:TOT) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Total earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.5388788712485 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- TOTAL SA (NYSE: TOT) – Glowing Stock’s Review – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Juncture Wealth Strategies Decreased Total SA (TOT) Stake By $429300; Last Week Carclo plc (LON:CAR) Coverage – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
- SA Reserve Bank says no to nationalisation (herald.co.zw)
- Cautious consumer spending ahead of SA festive season – report (bizcommunity.com)
- SA Photojournalist Alexei Wood Found Not Guilty on All 7 Inauguration Day Charges (sacurrent.com)
Shares of Total (TOT) traded down $0.41 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $55.14. The company had a trading volume of 725,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,687,634. The stock has a market cap of $139,390.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 1.47 and a quick ratio of 1.18. Total has a one year low of $48.15 and a one year high of $57.07.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.734 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 15th. This represents a $2.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.32%. Total’s payout ratio is currently 35.65%.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Scotiabank reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday. Royal Bank of Canada lowered Total from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 target price on shares of Total in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.83.
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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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