Total (TOT) Given “Buy” Rating at Goldman Sachs Group

Total (NYSE:TOT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group in a note issued to investors on Friday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a report on Thursday, October 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, September 14th. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Finally, UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Total currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.71.

Shares of TOT opened at $54.36 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. Total has a 12-month low of $53.37 and a 12-month high of $65.69. The stock has a market capitalization of $138.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.19, a PEG ratio of 0.88 and a beta of 0.77.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.06. Total had a net margin of 5.55% and a return on equity of 11.09%. The firm had revenue of $54.72 billion during the quarter. Equities research analysts anticipate that Total will post 5.45 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of TOT. IMS Capital Management acquired a new stake in shares of Total during the third quarter worth about $60,000. Cordasco Financial Network acquired a new stake in shares of Total during the third quarter worth about $103,000. Girard Partners LTD. acquired a new stake in shares of Total during the third quarter worth about $103,000. TRUE Private Wealth Advisors acquired a new stake in shares of Total during the third quarter worth about $116,000. Finally, Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Total during the third quarter worth about $125,000. 6.23% 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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