Press coverage about Total (NYSE:TOT) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Total earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.366393381899 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on TOT shares. TD Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research note on Friday. Cowen Inc reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Barclays PLC cut Total from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $50.30 to $57.00 in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Scotiabank set a $52.00 price objective on Total and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Total presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $49.50.

Total (NYSE:TOT) traded up $0.32 on Monday, reaching $56.43. The company had a trading volume of 617,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,701,346. Total has a twelve month low of $46.04 and a twelve month high of $56.98. The company has a current ratio of 1.47, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. The company has a market cap of $140,564.42, a PE ratio of 14.18, a PEG ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.77.

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 for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by ($0.03). Total had a net margin of 7.45% and a return on equity of 10.07%. The business had revenue of $43.04 billion during the quarter. analysts predict that Total will post 4.11 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Total

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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