Weatherly Asset Management L. P. raised its position in TotalFinaElf, S.A. (NYSE:TOT) by 3.8% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 35,671 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,296 shares during the period. Weatherly Asset Management L. P.’s holdings in TotalFinaElf, were worth $1,909,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. lifted its holdings in TotalFinaElf, by 11.2% in the 2nd quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 2,561 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $127,000 after purchasing an additional 257 shares in the last quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc lifted its holdings in TotalFinaElf, by 30.1% in the 2nd quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 2,591 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $128,000 after purchasing an additional 600 shares in the last quarter. Grove Bank & Trust lifted its holdings in TotalFinaElf, by 243.2% in the 2nd quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 2,797 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $139,000 after purchasing an additional 1,982 shares in the last quarter. First Interstate Bank lifted its holdings in TotalFinaElf, by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 2,810 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $139,000 after purchasing an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of TotalFinaElf, during the 2nd quarter valued at about $149,000. Institutional investors own 5.30% of the company’s stock.

TotalFinaElf, S.A. (NYSE TOT) traded up 1.01% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $56.28. 364,945 shares of the company were exchanged. TotalFinaElf, S.A. has a 12 month low of $45.05 and a 12 month high of $56.50. The company has a market cap of $140.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.41 and a beta of 0.75. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $54.00 and its 200-day moving average is $51.86.

TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by ($0.03). TotalFinaElf, had a net margin of 4.90% and a return on equity of 9.53%. The company had revenue of $43.04 billion during the quarter. Equities analysts expect that TotalFinaElf, S.A. will post $3.98 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 19th. Investors of record on Friday, September 22nd were paid a $0.7416 dividend. This represents a $2.97 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.32%. This is an increase from TotalFinaElf,’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.69. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 21st. TotalFinaElf,’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 73.58%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of TotalFinaElf, from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Scotiabank set a $52.00 price objective on shares of TotalFinaElf, and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Barclays PLC downgraded shares of TotalFinaElf, from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $50.30 to $57.00 in a research note on Monday, August 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.40.

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About TotalFinaElf,

Total SA (Total) is an oil and gas company. The Company has three segments: an Upstream segment, including the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and the activities of gas and power; a Refining & Chemicals segment constituting an industrial hub consisting of the activities of refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals, and also includes the activities of oil trading and shipping, and a Marketing & Services segment, including the activities of supply and marketing in the field of petroleum products, as well as the activity of New Energies.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT)

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