Advisory Services Network LLC Increases Holdings in Total SA (NYSE:TOT)

Advisory Services Network LLC lifted its position in shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 2.9% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,464 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 210 shares during the period. Advisory Services Network LLC’s holdings in Total were worth $414,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Sugarloaf Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Total during the 4th quarter valued at about $27,000. Savior LLC purchased a new position in shares of Total during the 4th quarter valued at about $48,000. Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of Total by 19.8% during the 3rd quarter. Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,277 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $66,000 after buying an additional 211 shares in the last quarter. Willingdon Wealth Management raised its holdings in shares of Total by 20.4% during the 3rd quarter. Willingdon Wealth Management now owns 1,314 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $68,000 after buying an additional 223 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Allred Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Total during the 4th quarter valued at about $77,000. 5.97% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Berenberg Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Sunday, January 19th. Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on Total in a research report on Tuesday, November 26th. They set a “buy” rating and a $68.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Wednesday, January 15th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Total has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $59.29.

In related news, major shareholder S.A. Total sold 319,128 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.71, for a total transaction of $2,779,604.88. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 2,152,078 shares of company stock worth $18,533,004.

TOT opened at $49.19 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $52.92 and its 200 day simple moving average is $52.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 0.97. Total SA has a 1 year low of $47.70 and a 1 year high of $58.82. The firm has a market cap of $132.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.80, a PEG ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 0.75.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 6th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.18. Total had a return on equity of 9.94% and a net margin of 5.62%. The business had revenue of $49.28 billion for the quarter. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Total SA will post 5.07 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 28th. Investors of record on Friday, January 3rd were given a dividend of $0.606 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 2nd. This represents a $2.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.93%. Total’s payout ratio is 55.25%.

Total Company 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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