Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 0.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 686,261 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,700 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Total were worth $36,729,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the business. Miles Capital Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Total by 0.3% during the second quarter. Miles Capital Inc. now owns 7,087 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $351,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the last quarter. Stellar Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Total by 0.7% during the second quarter. Stellar Capital Management LLC now owns 28,894 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $1,433,000 after buying an additional 215 shares during the last quarter. Guardian Capital Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of Total by 0.4% during the second quarter. Guardian Capital Advisors LP now owns 99,800 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $4,913,000 after buying an additional 350 shares during the last quarter. National Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Total by 5.7% during the second quarter. National Asset Management Inc. now owns 6,483 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $323,000 after buying an additional 350 shares during the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in shares of Total by 14.8% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 3,933 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $195,000 after buying an additional 507 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 5.38% of the company’s stock.

Total SA (NYSE TOT) opened at $59.33 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 1.47 and a quick ratio of 1.18. The stock has a market cap of $148,930.00, a P/E ratio of 18.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 0.79. Total SA has a 12-month low of $48.15 and a 12-month high of $59.41.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $43.04 billion during the quarter. Total had a return on equity of 9.39% and a net margin of 4.90%. equities analysts forecast that Total SA will post 4.14 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be given a $0.734 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 15th. This represents a $2.94 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.95%. Total’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 35.65%.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on TOT. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Royal Bank of Canada cut Total from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 price target on shares of Total in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $62.00 price target on shares of Total in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, TD Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Total in a report on Friday, November 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Total has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $50.83.

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Total Company Profile

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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