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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 121014.03. 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 47.19 (with a change from open of 2.10%), this in conjunction with a target price of 12.09. Volume today has so far reached 1912200, with an average volume of about 1631.28. The GAP for this stock, is 0.68%.

The P/E ratio is 37.45, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 9.58. 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 9.65%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for TOTAL S.A., EPS is looking like it will grow 41.60% 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 2564.4, while shares float is at a value of 2035.14. Float short for TOTAL S.A. is 0.08% and the short ratio is 1.04.

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 *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.96, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.17 and Price/cash is 4.91, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 0.12% and 4.24% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.32% and the 52 week low is 26.22%.

TOTAL S.A. has a dividend yield of 5.83%, with a current price of 47.19. 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 1.58%, with performance for the month coming to -0.86%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 0.41%, and for the half year the performance is 13.78%. Volatility for this week is 1.69% and for the month this is 1.49%.

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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