Total’s (TOT) Hold Rating Reiterated at Royal Bank of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada reissued their hold rating on shares of Total (NYSE:TOT) in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

A number of other research firms have also commented on TOT. ValuEngine raised Total from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. UBS Group raised Total from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a sell rating on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. Barclays reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Total in a research note on Friday, September 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Total from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Total has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $50.86.

Total stock opened at $57.29 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The firm has a market capitalization of $144.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.91, a PEG ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 0.73. Total has a fifty-two week low of $53.37 and a fifty-two 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 analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.41 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $54.72 billion for the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 11.12% and a net margin of 5.55%. Equities analysts predict that Total will post 5.43 EPS for the current year.

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

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of TOT. Cordasco Financial Network acquired a new stake in Total in the 3rd quarter worth about $103,000. Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Total in the 1st quarter worth about $116,000. TRUE Private Wealth Advisors acquired a new stake in Total in the 3rd quarter worth about $116,000. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Total in the 2nd quarter worth about $117,000. Finally, CWM LLC boosted its stake in Total by 3,696.6% in the 2nd quarter. CWM LLC now owns 2,202 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $133,000 after buying an additional 2,144 shares during the last quarter. 5.30% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other 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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