San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA purchased a new position in TotalFinaElf, S.A. (NYSE:TOT) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 3,668 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $182,000.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of TotalFinaElf, by 762,513.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 12,575,498 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $634,057,000 after acquiring an additional 12,573,849 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE raised its holdings in shares of TotalFinaElf, by 8.2% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 11,558,053 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $582,759,000 after acquiring an additional 871,051 shares during the last quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT raised its holdings in shares of TotalFinaElf, by 20.7% in the second quarter. Sound Shore Management Inc. CT now owns 3,871,102 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $191,968,000 after acquiring an additional 663,620 shares during the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA raised its holdings in shares of TotalFinaElf, by 19.4% in the second quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 3,263,793 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $161,851,000 after acquiring an additional 529,941 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capital World Investors raised its holdings in shares of TotalFinaElf, by 2.3% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 3,016,497 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $149,588,000 after acquiring an additional 69,255 shares during the last quarter. 5.41% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on TOT. Royal Bank Of Canada cut TotalFinaElf, from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price target on shares of TotalFinaElf, in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Scotiabank set a $52.00 target price on TotalFinaElf, and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Barclays PLC lowered TotalFinaElf, from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their target price for the company from $50.30 to $57.00 in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded TotalFinaElf, from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. TotalFinaElf, presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $56.00.

TotalFinaElf, S.A. (TOT) traded down 0.45% during trading on Friday, reaching $53.26. The company had a trading volume of 433,141 shares. The stock has a market cap of $132.67 billion, a PE ratio of 18.37 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $52.74 and a 200 day moving average price of $51.37. TotalFinaElf, S.A. has a 52-week low of $45.05 and a 52-week high of $55.04.

TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $39.92 billion during the quarter. TotalFinaElf, had a return on equity of 9.07% and a net margin of 4.59%. On average, analysts anticipate that TotalFinaElf, S.A. will post $3.92 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 22nd will be given a $0.7416 dividend. This represents a $2.97 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 21st. This is a boost from TotalFinaElf,’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.69. TotalFinaElf,’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 80.41%.

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TotalFinaElf, 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT)

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