Will Total SA (ADR) Go Down Anytime Soon? Option Trader Doubt That

 Will Total SA (ADR) Go Down Anytime Soon? Option Trader Doubt That

In today’s session Total SA (ADR) (TOT) registered an unusually high (144) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2018 call, expecting serious TOT increase. With 144 contracts traded and 12274 open interest for the Jan, 18 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: TOT180119C00055000 closed last at: $2.2 or 12% down. About 355,971 shares traded hands. Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) has risen 5.82% since March 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) to report earnings on November, 3. They expect $0.76 earnings per share, down 35.04% or $0.41 from last year’s $1.17 per share. TOT’s profit will be $1.91 billion for 15.67 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.90 actual earnings per share reported by Total SA (ADR) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -15.56% negative EPS growth.

Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) Ratings Coverage

Out of 16 analysts covering Total SA (NYSE:TOT), 10 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 63% are positive. Total SA has been the topic of 18 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Tuesday, January 12. Howard Weil maintained Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) rating on Thursday, October 8. Howard Weil has “Sector Outperform” rating and $56 price target. On Tuesday, December 15 the stock rating was initiated by Credit Agricole with “Buy”. The stock has “Overweight” rating given by Barclays Capital on Monday, August 24. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Simmons & Co given on Thursday, January 21. The stock of Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Nomura. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs on Friday, March 11 to “Buy”. The stock of Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 22 by Societe Generale. On Tuesday, February 16 the stock rating was reinitiated by Raymond James with “Outperform”. Jefferies downgraded the shares of TOT in a report on Thursday, April 28 to “Hold” rating.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Total Fina SA engages in worldwide oil and gas production, other upstream, RM&T and an expanding multi-national specialty chemicals business. The Company’s Chemical Division produces rubber, paint, ink, adhesives and resins.”

Total SA is an oil and gas company. The company has a market cap of $119.92 billion. It has three divisions: the Upstream segment, including the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and the activities of gas; the Refining & Chemicals segment constituting an industrial hub consisting of the activities of refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals, and also includes the activities of oil trading and shipping, and the Marketing & Services segment, including the activities of supply and marketing in the field of petroleum products, as well as the activity of New Energies. It has a 37.81 P/E ratio. The Marketing & Services segment is engaged in the development of its oil products distribution activities and related services around the world.

TOT Company Profile

Total S.A. (Total), incorporated on January 1, 1954, is an gas and oil company. The Firm has three divisions: an Upstream segment, including the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and the activities of gas and power; a Refining & Chemicals segment constituting an industrial hub consisting of the activities of refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals, and also includes the activities of oil trading and shipping, and a Marketing & Services segment, including the activities of supply and marketing in the field of petroleum products, as well as the activity of New Energies. The Company’s Corporate segment includes holdings operating and financial activities. The Firm operates in the renewable energies and power generation sectors.

More recent Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) news were published by: Businessfinancenews.com which released: “Total SA (ADR) Acquires 30% Interest in Al-Shaheen Field in Qatar” on June 28, 2016. Also Businessfinancenews.com published the news titled: “Total SA (ADR) Stock Surges After Strong Earnings” on April 27, 2016. Businessfinancenews.com‘s news article titled: “Total SA (ADR): Sale of Port Arthur Refinery No More on The Cards” with publication date: June 16, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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