Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC lifted its position in Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 2.4% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 21,006 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after acquiring an additional 492 shares during the quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC’s holdings in Total were worth $1,096,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Total by 1.1% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 702,152 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $42,522,000 after purchasing an additional 7,469 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its position in Total by 33.6% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,475,857 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $210,498,000 after acquiring an additional 874,469 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. grew its position in Total by 1.9% during the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 182,958 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $11,080,000 after acquiring an additional 3,493 shares during the last quarter. Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Total in the second quarter worth approximately $269,000. Finally, Truvestments Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Total in the second quarter worth approximately $206,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 6.23% of the company’s stock.
TOT stock opened at $54.56 on Friday. Total SA has a twelve month low of $49.70 and a twelve month high of $65.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 1.28. The stock has a market cap of $136.09 billion, a PE ratio of 10.98, a P/E/G ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 0.73.
Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.06. Total had a return on equity of 11.09% and a net margin of 5.55%. The company had revenue of $54.72 billion for the quarter. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Total SA will post 5.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 17th. Investors of record on Monday, December 17th were issued a $0.7267 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 14th. This represents a $2.91 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.33%. Total’s dividend payout ratio is presently 59.95%.
Several equities analysts have commented on the company. ValuEngine raised Total from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 19th. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Bank of America upgraded Total from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Monday, November 19th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $54.17.
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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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