Total (TOT) Upgraded to “Strong-Buy” by Raymond James Financial

Raymond James Financial upgraded shares of Total (NYSE:TOT) from an outperform rating to a strong-buy rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Total from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $65.00 price target for the company in a research note on Saturday, January 20th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a buy rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a buy rating on shares of Total in a research note on Monday, December 11th. TD Securities reissued a buy rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Total in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $58.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $51.22.

Total (NYSE:TOT) opened at $56.04 on Tuesday. Total has a one year low of $48.15 and a one year high of $59.57. The company has a market capitalization of $141,170.00, a P/E ratio of 16.73, a P/E/G ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 1.47.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.06 by $0.04. Total had a return on equity of 9.64% and a net margin of 5.03%. The company had revenue of $47.35 billion during the quarter. equities analysts anticipate that Total will post 4.82 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th were paid a $0.734 dividend. This represents a $2.94 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.24%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 15th. Total’s payout ratio is 33.73%.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of TOT. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Total by 1,111.3% in the 4th quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,414,753 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $188,768,000 after purchasing an additional 3,132,853 shares during the last quarter. Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY lifted its stake in shares of Total by 6,364.1% in the 4th quarter. Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY now owns 1,070,580 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $59,182,000 after purchasing an additional 1,054,018 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in shares of Total by 9.2% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 6,952,181 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $372,080,000 after purchasing an additional 587,013 shares during the last quarter. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Total during the 4th quarter worth approximately $16,815,000. Finally, Assetmark Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Total by 385.7% during the 3rd quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 305,261 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $16,338,000 after acquiring an additional 242,414 shares during the last quarter. 5.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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