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TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 116882.29. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for TOTAL S.A. is 46.65 (with a change from open of 0.74%), this in conjunction with a target price of 12.1. Volume today has so far reached 2554500, with an average volume of about 1782.01. The GAP for this stock, is 1.16%.

The P/E ratio is 36.33, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 9.45. The current EPS for TOTAL S.A., is 1.26, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 17.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 4.83%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for TOTAL S.A., EPS is looking like it will grow 37.63% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -2.40%. Quarter over quarter is -33.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -19.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -14.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 8.30% and institutional ownership is 6.40%. Shares outstanding is 2553.13, while shares float is at a value of 2035.14. Float short for TOTAL S.A. is 0.08% and the short ratio is 0.95.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.43, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.57. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1. The most recent gross margin is 34.20% and their operating margin is 0.50%. The profit margin is 2.50%.

TOTAL S.A. has seen returns on assets of 1.40%, and on investment, 2.10%. Return on equity is 3.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is . Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.92, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.13 and Price/cash is 4.74, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is .

The simple moving averages are -2.85% and 1.68% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.76% and the 52 week low is 22.96%.

TOTAL S.A. has a dividend yield of 5.96%, with a current price of 46.65. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 214.50%. This is in an industry, Major Integrated Oil & Gas, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Basic Materials. TOTAL S.A. is based in France.

Performance in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry means that TOTAL S.A. has seen performance for the past week of -6.07%, with performance for the month coming to -7.23%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.68%, and for the half year the performance is 1.69%. Volatility for this week is 1.84% and for the month this is 1.30%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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