Stifel Financial Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 7.6% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 357,910 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 25,298 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp’s holdings in Total were worth $18,751,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Sound Income Strategies LLC raised its stake in shares of Total by 11,725.0% in the fourth quarter. Sound Income Strategies LLC now owns 473 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $25,000 after purchasing an additional 469 shares during the last quarter. Essex Savings Bank bought a new position in Total during the fourth quarter valued at $27,000. Berman Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in Total during the fourth quarter valued at $32,000. Acima Private Wealth LLC bought a new position in Total during the fourth quarter valued at $35,000. Finally, JNBA Financial Advisors bought a new position in Total during the fourth quarter valued at $38,000. Institutional investors own 6.14% of the company’s stock.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Cowen assumed coverage on Total in a report on Thursday, January 31st. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. ValuEngine raised Total from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 19th. Deutsche Bank raised Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, December 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Total from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 15th. Finally, Bank of America raised Total from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 11th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Total has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $45.67.
Shares of Total stock traded down $0.56 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $57.81. The company had a trading volume of 388,022 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,652,946. The firm has a market capitalization of $145.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.45, a PEG ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.64. Total SA has a one year low of $49.70 and a one year high of $65.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 1.04.
Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.17. The company had revenue of $52.50 billion during the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 11.24% and a net margin of 5.47%. Sell-side analysts expect that Total SA will post 5.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 18th will be issued a $0.7237 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 15th. This represents a $2.89 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.01%. Total’s dividend payout ratio is currently 48.91%.
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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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