Quest Capital Management Inc. ADV Increases Stock Position in Total SA (NYSE:TOT)

Quest Capital Management Inc. ADV increased its position in shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 106.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 8,339 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 4,300 shares during the period. Quest Capital Management Inc. ADV’s holdings in Total were worth $465,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Weaver Consulting Group purchased a new position in shares of Total in the first quarter worth about $26,000. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Total in the first quarter worth about $30,000. Personal Wealth Partners purchased a new position in shares of Total in the second quarter worth about $30,000. Enterprise Financial Services Corp lifted its stake in shares of Total by 65.0% in the first quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp now owns 571 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $32,000 after buying an additional 225 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Camarda Financial Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Total by 1,212.8% in the first quarter. Camarda Financial Advisors LLC now owns 617 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $34,000 after buying an additional 570 shares in the last quarter. 6.35% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on TOT shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 22nd. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Total from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price target on shares of Total in a research note on Monday, July 15th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Total from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price target on shares of Total in a research note on Monday, July 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $46.71.



Total stock traded down $0.48 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $48.43. 35,450 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,289,530. Total SA has a fifty-two week low of $47.70 and a fifty-two week high of $65.69. The stock has a market capitalization of $119.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.59, a PEG ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 0.67. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $52.63 and its 200 day simple moving average is $54.68. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.23 by ($0.18). Total had a net margin of 5.23% and a return on equity of 10.68%. The company had revenue of $51.24 billion for the quarter. Equities analysts anticipate that Total SA will post 5.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Total Profile

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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