Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY lowered its position in shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 78.6% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 16,562 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 60,797 shares during the quarter. Miller Howard Investments Inc. NY’s holdings in Total SA were worth $886,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Total SA by 11.2% in the 2nd quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 2,561 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $127,000 after purchasing an additional 257 shares during the last quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc raised its stake in shares of Total SA by 30.1% in the 2nd quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 2,591 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $128,000 after acquiring an additional 600 shares during the period. Grove Bank & Trust raised its stake in shares of Total SA by 243.2% in the 2nd quarter. Grove Bank & Trust now owns 2,797 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $139,000 after acquiring an additional 1,982 shares during the period. First Interstate Bank increased its stake in Total SA by 1.8% during the 2nd quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 2,810 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $139,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the period. Finally, Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC purchased a new stake in Total SA during the 2nd quarter worth $149,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 5.30% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada downgraded shares of Total SA from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 target price on shares of Total SA in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price target on shares of Total SA in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Scotiabank set a $52.00 price target on shares of Total SA and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Barclays PLC lowered shares of Total SA from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $50.30 to $57.00 in a report on Monday, August 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.40.

Total SA (NYSE TOT) traded down $0.24 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $56.33. 1,100,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,010,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 1.47 and a quick ratio of 1.18. Total SA has a twelve month low of $45.05 and a twelve month high of $56.60. The company has a market cap of $142.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.21, a P/E/G ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.79.

Total SA (NYSE:TOT) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by ($0.03). Total SA had a return on equity of 9.39% and a net margin of 4.90%. The business had revenue of $43.04 billion during the quarter. analysts forecast that Total SA will post 4.17 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.7416 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 21st. This represents a $2.97 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.27%. This is a positive change from Total SA’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.69. Total SA’s payout ratio is currently 53.00%.

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Total SA 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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