News coverage about Total (NYSE:TOT) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Total earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.0490765816203 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Permian Basin rig count jumps 7 for a total of 444 (mrt.com)
- Hawks’ Taurean Prince: Posts team-high scoring total Friday (cbssports.com)
- Flu-related death total climbs to 328 in NC (journalnow.com)
- Chicago: Obama Library infrastructure could total $175M (foxnews.com)
- Historic building on Main St in Cherokee feared a total loss after fire (whnt.com)
Shares of TOT stock traded down $0.30 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $56.28. The company had a trading volume of 926,412 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,073,926. The firm has a market cap of $141,131.80, a PE ratio of 16.80, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a current ratio of 1.50, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36. Total has a 1 year low of $48.15 and a 1 year high of $59.57.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Investors of record on Friday, March 16th will be given a $0.7637 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 15th. This is a boost from Total’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. This represents a $3.05 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.43%. Total’s dividend payout ratio is 91.05%.
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Barclays raised Total from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on shares of Total in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Total from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Raymond James Financial raised Total from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised Total from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Total has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $51.78.
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.
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