Total (TOT) Receives “Buy” Rating from Barclays

Total (NYSE:TOT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at Barclays in a note issued to investors on Friday, September 14th.

A number of other analysts have also commented on the company. Santander lowered Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 21st. Berenberg Bank started coverage on Total in a research note on Tuesday, September 11th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. UBS Group raised Total from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, May 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $50.86.

Shares of TOT stock opened at $62.29 on Friday. Total has a 12 month low of $53.34 and a 12 month high of $65.69. The stock has a market cap of $160.61 billion, a PE ratio of 15.04, a PEG ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a current ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.50 by ($0.19). Total had a net margin of 5.25% and a return on equity of 10.19%. The firm had revenue of $52.54 billion for the quarter. Equities analysts predict that Total will post 5.49 EPS for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Lynch & Associates IN lifted its stake in shares of Total by 6.2% in the third quarter. Lynch & Associates IN now owns 20,991 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $1,352,000 after acquiring an additional 1,217 shares during the period. CENTRAL TRUST Co lifted its stake in Total by 7.0% in the third quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 32,033 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $2,063,000 after buying an additional 2,100 shares during the period. Old Port Advisors acquired a new position in Total in the second quarter valued at approximately $2,899,000. Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in Total by 6.0% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 2,826,849 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $171,195,000 after buying an additional 158,954 shares during the period. Finally, Truvestments Capital LLC acquired a new position in Total in the second quarter valued at approximately $206,000. 5.30% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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