Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Total SA (NYSE:TOT) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,078 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $56,000.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. raised its position in Total by 17.2% in the 4th quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 1,364 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $72,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the period. Mutual Advisors LLC raised its position in Total by 2.1% in the 4th quarter. Mutual Advisors LLC now owns 9,873 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $515,000 after purchasing an additional 204 shares during the period. First PREMIER Bank grew its holdings in Total by 23.2% in the 4th quarter. First PREMIER Bank now owns 1,115 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $58,000 after acquiring an additional 210 shares during the last quarter. Mission Wealth Management LP grew its holdings in Total by 4.0% in the 4th quarter. Mission Wealth Management LP now owns 6,183 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $323,000 after acquiring an additional 239 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Saturna Capital CORP grew its holdings in Total by 0.6% in the 4th quarter. Saturna Capital CORP now owns 43,940 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,293,000 after acquiring an additional 250 shares during the last quarter. 6.14% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on TOT shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Total from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Total from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 26th. GMP Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, Cowen began coverage on shares of Total in a report on Thursday, January 31st. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $44.33.
Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.17. Total had a net margin of 5.47% and a return on equity of 11.24%. The business had revenue of $52.50 billion during the quarter. Sell-side analysts predict that Total SA will post 5.31 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 12th. Investors of record on Monday, March 18th were given a dividend of $0.7237 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 15th. This represents a $2.89 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.10%. Total’s dividend payout ratio is 46.93%.
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TOTAL SA operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals; and Marketing & Services. The Exploration & Production segment is involved in exploration and production activities in approximately 50 countries, and produces oil or gas in approximately 30 countries.
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