Optimum Investment Advisors boosted its position in Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 14.7% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel.com reports. The firm owned 1,941 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 249 shares during the period. Optimum Investment Advisors’ holdings in Total were worth $101,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of TOT. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC purchased a new position in Total in the second quarter valued at approximately $28,000. Allworth Financial LP lifted its stake in Total by 179.5% in the third quarter. Allworth Financial LP now owns 545 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $28,000 after purchasing an additional 350 shares during the last quarter. Personal Wealth Partners purchased a new position in Total in the second quarter valued at approximately $30,000. Motco lifted its stake in Total by 170.4% in the second quarter. Motco now owns 538 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $30,000 after purchasing an additional 339 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Enterprise Trust & Investment Co purchased a new position in Total in the third quarter valued at approximately $31,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 5.99% of the company’s stock.
Several research firms recently commented on TOT. Citigroup downgraded Total from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Total from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, September 16th. ValuEngine upgraded Total from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 20th. Morgan Stanley downgraded Total from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research note on Monday, July 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Total currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $52.13.
NYSE:TOT opened at $51.47 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $137.40 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.19, a P/E/G ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 0.69. The stock’s fifty day moving average price is $51.07 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $52.98. Total SA has a 1 year low of $47.70 and a 1 year high of $61.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 1.25 and a quick ratio of 1.00.
Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.23 by ($0.18). The company had revenue of $51.24 billion for the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 10.68% and a net margin of 5.23%. On average, analysts expect that Total SA will post 4.5 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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