JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Total (NYSE:TOT) from a neutral rating to an overweight rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday, The Fly reports.

TOT has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Citigroup downgraded shares of Total from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Thursday, August 22nd. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, August 20th. They issued a market perform rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Total from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $62.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 22nd. Kepler Capital Markets restated a buy rating on shares of Total in a report on Monday. Finally, HSBC restated a buy rating and issued a $58.50 price target on shares of Total in a report on Thursday, May 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $46.71.

Shares of NYSE TOT opened at $52.86 on Monday. Total has a twelve month low of $47.70 and a twelve month high of $65.69. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $49.82 and a 200 day simple moving average of $53.84. The company has a market capitalization of $140.39 billion, a PE ratio of 10.47, a P/E/G ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.23 by ($0.18). Total had a return on equity of 10.68% and a net margin of 5.23%. The firm had revenue of $51.24 billion for the quarter. As a group, equities analysts expect that Total will post 4.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Weaver Consulting Group acquired a new position in shares of Total during the first quarter valued at about $26,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new position in shares of Total during the second quarter valued at about $28,000. Personal Wealth Partners bought a new position in shares of Total during the second quarter valued at about $30,000. Motco lifted its position in shares of Total by 170.4% during the second quarter. Motco now owns 538 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $30,000 after purchasing an additional 339 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ellevest Inc. bought a new position in shares of Total during the second quarter valued at about $32,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 5.96% of the company’s stock.

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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