Total SA (NYSE:TOT) – Investment analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies increased their Q3 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Total in a report released on Monday, February 11th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst B. Fernandez now forecasts that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings of $1.13 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $1.11. Piper Jaffray Companies has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Total’s Q4 2019 earnings at $1.11 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $4.26 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $1.11 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $1.15 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $1.13 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $1.10 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $4.50 EPS.
Several other research firms also recently issued reports on TOT. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a report on Thursday, October 18th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating on shares of Total in a report on Friday, October 26th. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Friday, October 26th. Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Friday, October 26th. Finally, UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Friday, October 26th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Total currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $48.75.
NYSE:TOT opened at $54.88 on Wednesday. Total has a 52-week low of $49.70 and a 52-week high of $65.69. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. The stock has a market cap of $137.56 billion, a PE ratio of 10.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 0.70.
Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.17. The firm had revenue of $52.50 billion for the quarter. Total had a net margin of 5.47% and a return on equity of 11.16%.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 17th were issued a dividend of $0.7267 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 14th. This represents a $2.91 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.30%. Total’s payout ratio is 48.91%.
Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of TOT. Gradient Investments LLC increased its stake in Total by 12,972.5% in the fourth quarter. Gradient Investments LLC now owns 34,250 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $1,787,000 after acquiring an additional 33,988 shares during the period. Parkwood LLC increased its stake in Total by 24.8% in the third quarter. Parkwood LLC now owns 107,170 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $6,901,000 after acquiring an additional 21,268 shares during the period. Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC increased its stake in Total by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Tower View Investment Management & Research LLC now owns 47,820 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $2,495,000 after acquiring an additional 635 shares during the period. RPG Investment Advisory LLC increased its stake in Total by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. RPG Investment Advisory LLC now owns 77,254 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $4,031,000 after acquiring an additional 3,410 shares during the period. Finally, Zions Bancorporation bought a new stake in Total in the third quarter valued at about $1,045,000. Institutional investors own 6.32% of the company’s stock.
Total Company Profile
TOTAL SA operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals; and Marketing & Services segments. The Exploration & Production segment engages in the exploration and production activities in approximately 50 countries, and produces oil or gas in approximately 30 countries.
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