Total SA (NYSE:TOT) – Credit Agricole SA cut their FY2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Total SA in a report issued on Wednesday. Credit Agricole SA analyst A. Sen now expects that the firm will post earnings per share of $3.39 for the year, down from their prior estimate of $3.40.

A number of other research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of Total SA in a research report on Friday, September 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Total SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, September 14th. Sanford C. Bernstein cut shares of Total SA from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. TheStreet cut shares of Total SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 26th. Finally, Barclays PLC upgraded shares of Total SA from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $53.90.

Earnings History and Estimates for Total SA (NYSE:TOT)

Shares of Total SA (NYSE:TOT) opened at 48.54 on Thursday. Total SA has a 52 week low of $39.05 and a 52 week high of $51.30. The company has a market cap of $115.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.31 and a beta of 1.04. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $47.82 and its 200-day moving average is $47.82.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Wellington Management Group LLP raised its position in shares of Total SA by 8.6% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 8,611,958 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $391,155,000 after buying an additional 678,605 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Total SA by 6.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 7,826,808 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $376,469,000 after buying an additional 443,073 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Total SA by 38.8% in the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 3,850,977 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $185,233,000 after buying an additional 1,076,771 shares in the last quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT raised its position in shares of Total SA by 24.2% in the second quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT now owns 3,678,622 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $176,942,000 after buying an additional 717,589 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cambiar Investors LLC raised its position in shares of Total SA by 10.2% in the second quarter. Cambiar Investors LLC now owns 3,445,881 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $165,747,000 after buying an additional 319,859 shares in the last quarter. 6.31% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Total SA

Total SA (Total) is an oil and gas company. It has three segments: the Upstream segment, including the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and the activities of gas; the 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 the 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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