UBS Group Reaffirms Buy Rating for Total (TOT)

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Total (NYSE:TOT)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at UBS Group in a research note issued on Friday, October 26th, www.analystratings.com reports.

TOT has been the topic of several other reports. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, September 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on Total in a research note on Tuesday, September 11th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. ValuEngine upgraded Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $50.86.

Total stock traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $57.11. 1,802,993 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,867,304. Total has a fifty-two week low of $53.37 and a fifty-two week high of $65.69. The firm has a market capitalization of $142.45 billion, a PE ratio of 11.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 1.28.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its earnings results on Friday, October 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $54.72 billion for the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 11.09% and a net margin of 5.55%. On average, analysts forecast that Total will post 5.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Cordasco Financial Network purchased a new stake in shares of Total during the third quarter valued at $103,000. CIBC World Markets Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Total by 7.5% during the second quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 197,517 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $11,962,000 after purchasing an additional 13,729 shares during the last quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Total during the second quarter valued at $1,782,000. Cox Capital Co LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Total during the second quarter valued at $1,328,000. Finally, Eagle Global Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Total by 4.3% during the second quarter. Eagle Global Advisors LLC now owns 148,023 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $8,964,000 after purchasing an additional 6,140 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 5.91% of the company’s stock.

About Total

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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