Total (NYSE:TOT) was downgraded by investment analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on TOT. TD Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Total in a report on Friday, November 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of Total from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 price target on shares of Total in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price target on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $54.00 price target on shares of Total and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Total presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $49.50.

Total (NYSE:TOT) traded down $0.37 during trading on Thursday, reaching $55.85. 1,249,600 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,689,636. The company has a market cap of $140,041.31, a PE ratio of 14.13, a P/E/G ratio of 2.28 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 1.47. Total has a 52-week low of $48.15 and a 52-week high of $57.07.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $43.04 billion during the quarter. Total had a net margin of 4.90% and a return on equity of 9.39%. equities analysts forecast that Total will post 4.11 EPS for the current year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in TOT. Synovus Financial Corp boosted its position in shares of Total by 11.9% during the 2nd quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 40,041 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $1,987,000 after acquiring an additional 4,254 shares in the last quarter. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Total by 23.5% during the 2nd quarter. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC now owns 72,631 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $3,602,000 after acquiring an additional 13,840 shares in the last quarter. Evergreen Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Total by 17.9% during the 2nd quarter. Evergreen Capital Management LLC now owns 234,902 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $11,648,000 after acquiring an additional 35,582 shares in the last quarter. Investment Management of Virginia LLC boosted its position in shares of Total by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. Investment Management of Virginia LLC now owns 60,407 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,996,000 after acquiring an additional 953 shares in the last quarter. Finally, D L Carlson Investment Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Total by 29.4% during the 2nd quarter. D L Carlson Investment Group Inc. now owns 69,464 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $3,445,000 after acquiring an additional 15,794 shares in the last quarter. 5.39% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Total

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.

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