Total SA (TOT) Shares Bought by Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management IL

Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management IL raised its position in shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 65.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 23,070 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after acquiring an additional 9,150 shares during the quarter. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management IL’s holdings in Total were worth $1,485,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. HL Financial Services LLC raised its holdings in shares of Total by 18.0% in the 3rd quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 5,772 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $372,000 after acquiring an additional 880 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Total by 4.8% in the 3rd quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 101,272 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $6,521,000 after acquiring an additional 4,662 shares during the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation acquired a new stake in shares of Total in the 3rd quarter worth about $1,045,000. Comerica Bank raised its holdings in shares of Total by 7.3% in the 3rd quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 172,328 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $10,153,000 after acquiring an additional 11,765 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parallel Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Total by 138.2% in the 3rd quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 14,156 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $912,000 after acquiring an additional 8,213 shares during the last quarter. 5.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NYSE:TOT opened at $57.30 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. The stock has a market capitalization of $142.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.91, a PEG ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 0.77. Total SA has a 52 week low of $53.37 and a 52 week high of $65.69.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $54.72 billion during the quarter. Total had a net margin of 5.55% and a return on equity of 11.09%. Equities analysts forecast that Total SA will post 5.46 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 24th were paid a $0.7442 dividend. This is a positive change from Total’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 21st. This represents a $2.98 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.20%. Total’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 60.19%.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on TOT. Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Friday, October 26th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Friday, October 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Total presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $50.86.

Total 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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