Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Total SA (TOT) to Post $1.76 Earnings Per Share

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Analysts expect Total SA (NYSE:TOT) to report $1.76 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Total’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.94 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.58. Total reported earnings per share of $1.10 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 60%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, February 14th.

On average, analysts expect that Total will report full year earnings of $5.44 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.10 to $5.80. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $6.33 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.66 to $7.01. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that follow Total.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.06. Total had a return on equity of 11.12% and a net margin of 5.55%. The firm had revenue of $54.72 billion during the quarter.

Several analysts recently issued reports on TOT shares. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Friday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. ValuEngine downgraded Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.86.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of TOT. Atlantic Trust Group LLC boosted its position in Total by 395.1% in the 1st quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 11,387 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $657,000 after buying an additional 9,087 shares during the last quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC boosted its position in Total by 24.4% in the 1st quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 34,550 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $1,596,000 after buying an additional 6,785 shares during the last quarter. Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Total in the 1st quarter valued at about $116,000. DAVENPORT & Co LLC lifted its position in shares of Total by 20.6% during the second quarter. DAVENPORT & Co LLC now owns 68,378 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $4,141,000 after purchasing an additional 11,677 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Total by 41.1% during the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 526,445 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $31,882,000 after purchasing an additional 153,425 shares during the last quarter. 5.30% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NYSE TOT traded up $0.32 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $57.61. The company had a trading volume of 142,464 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,785,847. Total has a fifty-two week low of $53.37 and a fifty-two week high of $65.69. The company has a market cap of $144.27 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.00, a P/E/G ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a current ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 24th were given a $0.7442 dividend. This is a boost from Total’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. This represents a $2.98 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.17%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 21st. Total’s dividend payout ratio is presently 60.19%.

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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