Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Total (TOT) Stock Price

Media stories about Total (NYSE:TOT) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Total earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.9361923045482 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Several analysts recently issued reports on TOT shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 20th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Goldman Sachs reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Piper Jaffray reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $58.00 target price on shares of Total in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Scotiabank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of Total in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $51.78.

Total stock traded down $0.03 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $59.38. 1,037,979 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,660,830. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 1.50 and a quick ratio of 1.21. The company has a market capitalization of $148,190.88, a P/E ratio of 14.41, a PEG ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.76. Total has a one year low of $48.15 and a one year high of $59.95.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.04. Total had a return on equity of 9.55% and a net margin of 5.03%. The company had revenue of $47.35 billion for the quarter. research analysts expect that Total will post 4.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 16th will be given a dividend of $0.7637 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 15th. This is a boost from Total’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. This represents a $3.05 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.14%. Total’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 74.03%.

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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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