$1.18 Earnings Per Share Expected for Total SA (NYSE:TOT) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts predict that Total SA (NYSE:TOT) will post earnings of $1.18 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Total’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $1.08 and the highest is $1.28. Total posted earnings of $1.02 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 15.7%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Total will report full year earnings of $5.10 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.51 to $5.89. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $5.32 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.90 to $5.91. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Total.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 6th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.18. Total had a return on equity of 9.94% and a net margin of 5.62%. The firm had revenue of $49.28 billion for the quarter.

Several analysts recently commented on the company. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Sunday, January 19th. Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on Total in a research report on Tuesday, November 26th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $68.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Wednesday, January 15th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $59.29.

TOT traded down $1.16 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $42.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,756,160 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,184,875. Total has a fifty-two week low of $42.75 and a fifty-two week high of $58.82. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $117.77 billion, a PE ratio of 10.25, a PEG ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $51.05 and a 200 day simple moving average of $51.86.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.606 per share. This represents a $2.42 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 2nd. Total’s dividend payout ratio is presently 55.25%.

In other news, major shareholder S.A. Total sold 499,786 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.54, for a total transaction of $4,268,172.44. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 2,152,078 shares of company stock valued at $18,533,004.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Capital Asset Advisory Services LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Total in the fourth quarter worth $45,000. Sugarloaf Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Total in the fourth quarter worth $27,000. West Bancorporation Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Total in the fourth quarter worth $31,000. HM Payson & Co. acquired a new stake in shares of Total in the fourth quarter worth $44,000. Finally, Great Diamond Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Total in the fourth quarter worth $45,000. 5.94% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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