D L Carlson Investment Group Inc. lowered its position in shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 0.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 62,280 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 501 shares during the quarter. D L Carlson Investment Group Inc.’s holdings in Total were worth $3,466,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of TOT. Sound Income Strategies LLC lifted its position in Total by 11,725.0% during the 4th quarter. Sound Income Strategies LLC now owns 473 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $25,000 after acquiring an additional 469 shares during the period. Farmers & Merchants Trust Co of Chambersburg PA acquired a new stake in Total during the 1st quarter worth about $25,000. Essex Savings Bank purchased a new position in shares of Total during the 4th quarter valued at about $27,000. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Total during the 1st quarter valued at about $30,000. Finally, Berman Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Total during the 4th quarter valued at about $32,000. 6.22% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
NYSE TOT opened at $52.47 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $137.64 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.39, a P/E/G ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.63. Total SA has a fifty-two week low of $49.70 and a fifty-two week high of $65.69. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 12th. Investors of record on Monday, March 18th were paid a $0.7237 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 15th. This represents a $2.89 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.52%. Total’s dividend payout ratio is presently 46.93%.
A number of research firms have weighed in on TOT. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Total from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 12th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, April 9th. Citigroup lowered Total from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Total from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $50.25.
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Total Company Profile
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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