Media stories about TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TotalFinaElf, earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

TOT has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a research note on Thursday, April 13th. Scotiabank set a $53.00 price objective on TotalFinaElf, and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 27th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a research note on Monday, March 20th. Simmons upped their price objective on TotalFinaElf, from $53.00 to $55.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded TotalFinaElf, from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. TotalFinaElf, currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.75.

Shares of TotalFinaElf, (TOT) traded down 0.18% during trading on Monday, hitting $49.57. The company had a trading volume of 331,279 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $121.12 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.63 and a beta of 0.76. TotalFinaElf, has a 52 week low of $45.05 and a 52 week high of $54.71. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $51.62 and its 200-day moving average is $50.89.

TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.01 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.95 by $0.06. TotalFinaElf, had a return on equity of 12.13% and a net margin of 4.71%. The company had revenue of $41.18 billion during the quarter. Equities research analysts anticipate that TotalFinaElf, will post $3.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 29th. Investors of record on Friday, June 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.694 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 31st. This is a positive change from TotalFinaElf,’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.54. This represents a $2.78 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.59%. TotalFinaElf,’s dividend payout ratio is presently 78.52%.

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About TotalFinaElf,

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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