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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: TOTAL S.A., TOT

TOTAL S.A., TOT is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Integrated Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in France, TOTAL S.A., TOT  has a market cap of 122390.21. Since its IPO date on the 10/25/1991, TOTAL S.A., TOT performance year to date is 12.79%. Today TOTAL S.A., TOT has gained 0.87%, with a current price of 48.54.

Ownership of the company is 8.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 6.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 214.50%. Return of assets are at 1.40%, with return on investment at 2.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, TOTAL S.A., TOT is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.43. While Total debt/equity is 0.57. With a profit margin of 2.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 34.20%, and operating margin of 0.50%. TOTAL S.A. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 1.

For the last year TOTAL S.A., TOT has seen a EPS growth of 17.00%. A performance for the year of -0.78%. The 52-week high is -2.61%, and the 52-week low is 29.83%. The average volume for TOTAL S.A., TOT is 2298108.

With a target price of 11.94, can TOTAL S.A., TOT reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of TOTAL S.A., TOT. TOTAL S.A. has a P/E of 38.52 and a forward P/E of 10.15. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. TOTAL S.A. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.97 and 1.2 respectively. For P/cash, TOTAL S.A. has a value of 4.96, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 48.54, TOTAL S.A. has a dividend yield of 5.67%. We see a return on equity of 3.30%.

Looking more long-term TOTAL S.A., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -2.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 39.05% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 17.00% for this year and for the last five years a -14.30% growth has been seen.

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