Total SA (NYSE:TOT) was the target of a significant decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totalling 1,351,100 shares, a decline of 37.7% from the February 27th total of 2,170,000 shares. Currently, 0.1% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,290,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.
In other Total news, Director S.A. Total purchased 100,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 13th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $8.85 per share, for a total transaction of $890,310.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. In the last quarter, insiders have acquired 833,356 shares of company stock valued at $4,854,345 and have sold 2,152,078 shares valued at $18,533,004.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of TOT. Marshall Wace LLP bought a new stake in Total during the first quarter valued at about $169,000. Colony Group LLC lifted its position in Total by 9.4% in the 3rd quarter. Colony Group LLC now owns 3,973 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $207,000 after purchasing an additional 342 shares during the last quarter. Voya Financial Advisors Inc. lifted its position in Total by 12.8% in the 3rd quarter. Voya Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 32,039 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $1,662,000 after purchasing an additional 3,646 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its position in Total by 1,154.2% in the 3rd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 62,762 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $3,267,000 after purchasing an additional 57,758 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Lowe Brockenbrough & Co. Inc. lifted its position in Total by 2.9% in the 3rd quarter. Lowe Brockenbrough & Co. Inc. now owns 104,081 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $5,412,000 after purchasing an additional 2,900 shares during the last quarter. 5.95% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Shares of TOT traded down $0.75 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $35.37. The stock had a trading volume of 4,558,345 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,513,533. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 0.97. Total has a 12 month low of $22.13 and a 12 month high of $57.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $87.93 billion, a PE ratio of 8.48, a PEG ratio of 5.60 and a beta of 0.80. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $40.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $49.89.
Total (NYSE:TOT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 6th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.18. Total had a return on equity of 9.94% and a net margin of 5.62%. The company had revenue of $49.28 billion during the quarter. As a group, analysts anticipate that Total will post 2.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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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