Azimuth Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 27.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 4,700 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Azimuth Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Total were worth $285,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Hartford Financial Management Inc. bought a new stake in Total during the second quarter worth about $757,000. Cox Capital Co LLC bought a new stake in Total during the second quarter worth about $1,328,000. Mitchell Capital Management Co. bought a new stake in Total during the second quarter worth about $292,000. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp grew its stake in Total by 128.3% during the second quarter. MUFG Americas Holdings Corp now owns 3,125 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $189,000 after buying an additional 1,756 shares during the last quarter. Finally, D L Carlson Investment Group Inc. grew its stake in Total by 3.9% during the second quarter. D L Carlson Investment Group Inc. now owns 63,608 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $3,852,000 after buying an additional 2,367 shares during the last quarter. 5.31% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

TOT opened at $63.62 on Friday. Total SA has a one year low of $51.28 and a one year high of $65.69. The company has a current ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The company has a market cap of $162.13 billion, a PE ratio of 15.44, a P/E/G ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 0.72.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.31 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.50 by ($0.19). Total had a net margin of 5.25% and a return on equity of 10.19%. The company had revenue of $52.54 billion for the quarter. equities analysts anticipate that Total SA will post 5.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

TOT has been the topic of several research analyst reports. UBS Group cut shares of Total from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 16th. Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of Total from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Total in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. ValuEngine cut shares of Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $50.86.

Total Company Profile

TOTAL SA operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through Exploration & Production; Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals; and Marketing & Services segments. The Exploration & Production segment engages in the exploration and production activities in approximately 50 countries, and produces oil or gas in approximately 30 countries.

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