Total (NYSE:TOT) Research Coverage Started at BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets started coverage on shares of Total (NYSE:TOT) in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm issued a market perform rating on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock.

A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on TOT. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Total from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $62.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 22nd. HSBC restated a buy rating and issued a $58.50 target price on shares of Total in a report on Thursday, May 23rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Total from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Goldman Sachs Group restated a buy rating and issued a $70.00 target price on shares of Total in a report on Monday, July 15th. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Total from an overweight rating to an equal weight rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $46.71.

NYSE:TOT opened at $48.97 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $122.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.70, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. The company’s 50-day moving average is $52.21 and its two-hundred day moving average is $54.58. Total has a 12-month low of $47.70 and a 12-month high of $65.69.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last released 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 Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.23 by ($0.18). The firm had revenue of $51.24 billion during the quarter. Total had a net margin of 5.23% and a return on equity of 10.68%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Total will post 5.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of TOT. Comerica Securities Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Total by 21.8% during the 4th quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. now owns 7,146 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $377,000 after acquiring an additional 1,279 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Total by 11.9% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 52,536 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,741,000 after acquiring an additional 5,566 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Total by 1.0% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 709,465 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $37,020,000 after acquiring an additional 7,031 shares during the last quarter. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Total during the 1st quarter worth $30,000. Finally, Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Total by 18.9% during the 1st quarter. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. now owns 1,622 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $92,000 after acquiring an additional 258 shares during the last quarter. 6.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Total

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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