Total SA Forecasted to Post FY2019 Earnings of $4.39 Per Share (TOT)

Total SA (NYSE:TOT) – Research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies increased their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of Total in a research note issued on Monday, April 15th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst B. Fernandez now expects that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings per share of $4.39 for the year, up from their previous forecast of $4.26.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.17 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.17. The business had revenue of $52.50 billion for the quarter. Total had a net margin of 5.47% and a return on equity of 11.24%.

TOT has been the topic of several other reports. Cowen began coverage on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, January 31st. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Total from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 15th. Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, March 7th. GMP Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, January 4th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.33.

TOT stock opened at $55.68 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. The company has a market capitalization of $140.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.03, a P/E/G ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 0.64. Total has a 1-year low of $49.70 and a 1-year high of $65.69.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in TOT. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund bought a new stake in shares of Total during the 4th quarter valued at about $40,000. Deutsche Bank AG lifted its position in shares of Total by 2,944.8% during the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 1,466,824 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $76,538,000 after buying an additional 1,418,650 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in Total by 23.9% in the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 6,346,842 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $331,178,000 after purchasing an additional 1,222,746 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners purchased a new position in Total in the 4th quarter worth approximately $34,480,000. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in Total by 3.7% in the 4th quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 16,890,913 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $881,368,000 after purchasing an additional 605,158 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 6.14% of the company’s stock.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 12th. Investors of record on Monday, March 18th were issued a $0.7237 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 15th. This represents a $2.89 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.20%. Total’s payout ratio is 46.93%.

About Total

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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