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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 2053.66, and so far today it has a volume of 1500000. Performance year to date since the 10/25/1991 is 9.18%.

To help you determine whether TOTAL S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.11 and forward P/E is 10.16. 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 4.92 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price TOTAL S.A. is trading at, 47.68 (1.10% today), TOTAL S.A. has a dividend yield of 5.75%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 122.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.7, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 46.08% after growing 17.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -42.40%, and -25.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2477.2, 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 0.10%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.01. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.80%, and also a return on investment of 2.10%.

The ability for TOTAL S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.45 and total debt/equity is 0.56. In terms of margins, TOTAL S.A. has a gross margin of 33.60%, with its operating margin at 2.10%, and TOTAL S.A. has a profit margin of 3.00%.

The 52 week high is -5.73%, with 25.67% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.14% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.58%.

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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