Delta Financial Advisors LLC lowered its stake in shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 43.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 12,940 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 9,840 shares during the period. Delta Financial Advisors LLC’s holdings in Total were worth $716,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the business. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its stake in shares of Total by 2.9% during the 4th quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 7,464 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $414,000 after buying an additional 210 shares during the period. Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake 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 during the period. Willingdon Wealth Management boosted its stake 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 during the period. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of Total by 15.2% during the 3rd quarter. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC now owns 1,738 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $90,000 after buying an additional 229 shares during the period. Finally, Optimum Investment Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Total by 14.7% during the 3rd quarter. Optimum Investment Advisors now owns 1,941 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 249 shares during the period. 5.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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

In other news, major shareholder S.A. Total sold 319,128 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.71, for a total transaction of $2,779,604.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders have sold a total of 2,152,078 shares of company stock worth $18,533,004 in the last 90 days.

Total stock opened at $49.34 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $132.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.83, a P/E/G ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 0.75. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $52.92 and its 200-day simple moving average is $52.06. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. Total SA has a 1-year low of $47.70 and a 1-year high of $58.82.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 6th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.19 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.01 by $0.18. The business had revenue of $49.28 billion for the quarter. Total had a net margin of 5.62% and a return on equity of 9.94%. On average, equities research analysts predict that Total SA will post 5.07 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 3rd were issued a dividend of $0.606 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 2nd. This represents a $2.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.91%. Total’s dividend payout ratio is currently 55.25%.

About Total

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Total (NYSE:TOT)

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