Total (TOT) – Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Total (NYSE: TOT) in the last few weeks:

  • 5/11/2019 – Total was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “TOTAL continues to benefit from strong contribution from new startups and expanding upstream portfolio that has above industry-average exposure to the faster-growing hydrocarbon producing regions of the world. The company is utilizing its strong cash-flow generating capacity to strengthen balance sheet and repurchase outstanding shares, in turn positively impacting earnings. Strategic acquisitions are aiding the company to expand its footprint in the renewable energy space. Shares of TOTAL have underperformed its industry in the past 12 months. TOTAL's operations in some politically-troubled regions and increasing competition might impact the company’s profitability. Due to its global presence, it is exposed to risks associated with pursuing business abroad.”
  • 5/8/2019 – Total had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. They now have a $58.50 price target on the stock.
  • 5/8/2019 – Total was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $59.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “TOTAL continues to benefit from strong contribution from new startups and expanding upstream portfolio that has above industry-average exposure to the faster-growing hydrocarbon producing regions of the world. The company is utilizing its strong cash-flow generating capacity to strengthen balance sheet and repurchase outstanding shares, in turn positively impacting earnings. Strategic acquisitions are aiding the company to expand its footprint in the renewable energy space. Shares of TOTAL have outperformed its industry in the past 36 months. However, operations in some politically-troubled regions and increasing competition might impact the company’s profitability. Due to its global presence, it is exposed to risks associated with pursuing business abroad.”
  • 5/7/2019 – Total was downgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • 4/26/2019 – Total had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. They now have a $68.00 price target on the stock.
  • 4/24/2019 – Total was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 4/23/2019 – Total was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “TOTAL continues to benefit from strong contribution from new startups and its expanding upstream portfolio that has above industry average exposure to the faster-growing hydrocarbon producing regions of the world. The company is utilizing its strong cash-flow generating capacity to strengthen balance sheet and repurchase outstanding shares, in turn positively impacting earnings. The ongoing cost-saving initiatives are likely to have a positive impact on its margins. Strategic acquisitions are aiding the company to expand its footprint in the renewable energy space. Shares of TOTAL have outperformed its industry in the past 36 months. However, operations in some politically-troubled regions and increasing competition might impact the company’s profitability. Due to its global presence, it is exposed to risks associated with pursuing business abroad.”
  • 4/15/2019 – Total was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $63.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “TOTAL continues to benefit from strong contribution from new startups and its expanding upstream portfolio that has above industry average exposure to the faster-growing hydrocarbon producing regions of the world. The company is utilizing its strong cash-flow generating capacity to strengthen balance sheet and repurchase outstanding shares, in turn positively impacting earnings. The ongoing cost-saving initiatives are likely to have a positive impact on its margins. Strategic acquisitions are aiding the company to expand its footprint in the renewable energy space. Shares of TOTAL have outperformed its industry in the past 24 months. However, operations in some politically-troubled regions and increasing competition might impact the company’s profitability. Due to its global presence, it is exposed to risks associated with pursuing business abroad.”
  • 4/9/2019 – Total had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG.

Shares of TOT traded up $0.33 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $54.61. The stock had a trading volume of 74,319 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,542,121. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 1.00. The company has a market cap of $135.39 billion, a PE ratio of 10.81, a P/E/G ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 0.63. Total SA has a 1-year low of $49.70 and a 1-year high of $65.69.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last issued its earnings results on Friday, April 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.11 by ($0.09). The firm had revenue of $51.21 billion during the quarter. Total had a net margin of 5.65% and a return on equity of 11.21%. Analysts expect that Total SA will post 5.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.



Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of TOT. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund bought a new position in Total in the 4th quarter valued at about $40,000. Wellington Management Group LLP lifted its position in Total by 22.6% in the 1st quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 10,326,209 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $574,654,000 after acquiring an additional 1,905,327 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG lifted its position in Total by 2,944.8% in the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 1,466,824 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $76,538,000 after acquiring an additional 1,418,650 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC lifted its position in Total by 23.9% in the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 6,346,842 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $331,178,000 after acquiring an additional 1,222,746 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Boston Partners bought a new position in Total in the 4th quarter valued at about $34,480,000. Institutional investors own 6.23% of the company’s stock.

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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