Total (TOT) Announces Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS

Total (NYSE:TOT) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.06 by $0.04, Morningstar.com reports. The business had revenue of $47.35 billion for the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 9.39% and a net margin of 4.90%.

Total (NYSE:TOT) traded up $0.38 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $55.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,096,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,986,604. Total has a 1 year low of $48.15 and a 1 year high of $59.57. The company has a market cap of $141,150.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.42, a PEG ratio of 1.42 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.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th were given a $0.734 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 15th. This represents a $2.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.34%. Total’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.73%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Total from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday. Cowen boosted their price objective on Total from $58.00 to $64.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 price target on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Total in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, TD Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $49.38.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in TOT. Vestpro Financial Partners Inc. dba CPF Texas bought a new stake in shares of Total during the 4th quarter valued at about $110,000. Perennial Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Total during the 3rd quarter valued at about $120,000. Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Total during the 3rd quarter valued at about $147,000. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Total by 46.0% during the 3rd quarter. Lenox Wealth Management Inc. now owns 2,915 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $157,000 after purchasing an additional 919 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its position in shares of Total by 251.1% during the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 3,283 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $163,000 after purchasing an additional 2,348 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 5.43% of the company’s stock.

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About Total

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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