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Is TOTAL S.A.(NYSE: TOT), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. TOTAL S.A. (NYSE: TOT) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/25/1991. TOTAL S.A. is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for TOTAL S.A., is 1915.27, and so far today it has a volume of 1103937. Performance year to date since the 10/25/1991 is 10.14%.

To help you determine whether TOTAL S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.36 and forward P/E is 10.03. PEG perhaps more useful shows that TOTAL S.A. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 0.88 and the P/B ratio is 1.19. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is *TBA and *TBA respectively.

At the current price TOTAL S.A. is trading at, 46.69 (-2.92% today), TOTAL S.A. has a dividend yield of 5.70%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 105.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.7, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 47.09% after growing 17.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -29.70%, and -19.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2444.17, and the number of shares float is 2084.37. The senior management bring insider ownership to 8.30%, and institutional ownership is at 5.90%. The float short is 0.12%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.3. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.40%, and also a return on investment of 2.10%.

The ability for TOTAL S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 1. Long term debt/equity is 0.43 and total debt/equity is 0.57. In terms of margins, TOTAL S.A. has a gross margin of 33.60%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and TOTAL S.A. has a profit margin of 2.30%.

The 52 week high is -7.68%, with 23.08% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.85% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.01%.

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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