Private Capital Group LLC trimmed its position in Total SA (NYSE:TOT) by 11.9% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 3,990 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 541 shares during the period. Private Capital Group LLC’s holdings in Total were worth $152,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Total by 23.9% in the 1st quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 1,172,148 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $43,651,000 after acquiring an additional 226,356 shares during the last quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH lifted its stake in shares of Total by 4.8% in the 1st quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH now owns 13,024 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $485,000 after acquiring an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Buckingham Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Total in the first quarter valued at $2,132,000. Eudaimonia Partners LLC increased its holdings in Total by 17.8% in the first quarter. Eudaimonia Partners LLC now owns 3,481 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $130,000 after purchasing an additional 527 shares during the period. Finally, TCW Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Total in the first quarter valued at $3,513,000. Institutional investors own 5.95% of the company’s stock.

In other Total news, Director S.A. Total purchased 81,235 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 26th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $8.86 per share, with a total value of $719,742.10. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. In the last ninety days, insiders purchased 2,742,498 shares of company stock worth $14,273,207.

TOT stock opened at $33.03 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $86.62 billion, a PE ratio of 11.01, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 26.67 and a beta of 0.64. The company’s 50-day moving average is $35.23 and its 200-day moving average is $46.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 1.17 and a quick ratio of 1.00. Total SA has a 1 year low of $22.13 and a 1 year high of $56.91.

Total (NYSE:TOT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 5th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $43.87 billion for the quarter. Total had a net margin of 4.24% and a return on equity of 9.23%. On average, analysts anticipate that Total SA will post 0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on TOT shares. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Total in a report on Wednesday, May 6th. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Total in a report on Sunday, January 19th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Total from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 24th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Total in a report on Tuesday, April 21st. Finally, Citigroup upgraded Total from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 12th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $59.29.

About Total

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

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