Brokerages expect Total SA (NYSE:TOT) to announce $1.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Zero analysts have made estimates for Total’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $1.50 and the highest is $1.68. Total reported earnings per share of $1.04 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 52.9%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 26th.

On average, analysts expect that Total will report full-year earnings of $5.49 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.10 to $6.09. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $6.35 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.66 to $7.23. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for Total.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.50 by ($0.19). The company had revenue of $52.54 billion for the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 10.19% and a net margin of 5.25%.

TOT has been the topic of several analyst reports. Jefferies Financial Group raised Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 11th. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, September 14th. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on Total in a research report on Tuesday, September 11th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. UBS Group raised Total from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $50.86.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Total by 26.6% during the 1st quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,322,329 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $249,355,000 after acquiring an additional 907,576 shares during the period. FMR LLC grew its position in shares of Total by 33.6% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,475,857 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $210,498,000 after acquiring an additional 874,469 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley grew its position in shares of Total by 11.5% during the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 3,114,505 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $188,615,000 after acquiring an additional 320,069 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp grew its position in shares of Total by 6.0% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 2,826,849 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $171,195,000 after acquiring an additional 158,954 shares during the period. Finally, Summit Trail Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Total by 5,648.3% during the 1st quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 1,596,022 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $1,596,000 after acquiring an additional 1,568,257 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 5.30% of the company’s stock.

TOT traded down $0.82 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $63.58. 875,047 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,888,552. The company has a market capitalization of $160.61 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.43, a P/E/G ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.35. Total has a 1-year low of $53.08 and a 1-year high of $65.69.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 24th will be given a dividend of $0.7442 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 21st. This is a boost from Total’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. This represents a $2.98 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.68%. Total’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 72.33%.

Total Company Profile

TOTAL SA operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals; and Marketing & Services segments. The Exploration & Production segment engages in the exploration and production activities in approximately 50 countries, and produces oil or gas in approximately 30 countries.

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