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TOTAL SE is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. TOTAL shares (TOT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. TOTAL employs 105,476 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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TOTAL share price

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TOTAL shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$27.66 - $49.58
50-day moving average $46.86
200-day moving average $42.50
Wall St. target price$55.13
PE ratio 12.6821
Dividend yield $3.13 (7.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.04

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Is it a good time to buy TOTAL stock?

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Is TOTAL under- or over-valued?

Valuing TOTAL stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of TOTAL's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

TOTAL's P/E ratio

TOTAL's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, TOTAL shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

TOTAL's PEG ratio

TOTAL's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 7.2547. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into TOTAL's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


TOTAL's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $18.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a TOTAL's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

TOTAL financials

Revenue TTM $119.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.48%
Gross profit TTM $44 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.96%
Return on equity TTM -6.51%
Profit margin -6.05%
Book value $39.45
Market capitalisation $117.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting TOTAL shares

There are currently 3.6 million TOTAL shares held short by investors – that's known as TOTAL's "short interest". This figure is 28.2% down from 5.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting TOTAL shares can be evaluated.

TOTAL's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

TOTAL's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of TOTAL shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of TOTAL shares traded daily (recently around 2.3 million). TOTAL's SIR currently stands at 1.59. In other words for every 100,000 TOTAL shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1590 shares are currently held short.

However TOTAL's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of TOTAL shares, or, against the total number of tradable TOTAL shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case TOTAL's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 TOTAL shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable TOTAL shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against TOTAL.

Find out more about how you can short TOTAL stock.

TOTAL share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 2.19% of net profits

Recently TOTAL has paid out, on average, around 2.19% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), TOTAL shareholders could enjoy a 7.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In TOTAL's case, that would currently equate to about $3.13 per share.

While TOTAL's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that TOTAL is investing more in its future growth.

TOTAL's most recent dividend payout was on 18 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have TOTAL's shares ever split?

TOTAL's shares were split on a 99:98 basis on 6 June 2018. So if you had owned 98 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 99 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your TOTAL shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for TOTAL shares which in turn could have impacted TOTAL's share price.

TOTAL share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, TOTAL's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.6568 up to $49.5791. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TOT.US volatility(beta: 1.14)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while TOTAL's is 1.1429. This would suggest that TOTAL's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

TOTAL overview

TOTAL SE operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Exploration & Production; Integrated Gas, Renewables & Power; Refining & Chemicals; and Marketing & Services. The Exploration & Production segment is involved in oil and natural gas exploration and production activities in approximately 50 countries. The Integrated Gas, Renewables & Power segment engages in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, shipping, trading, and regasification activities; trading of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petcoke and sulfur, and natural gas and electricity; transportation of natural gas; electricity production from natural gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric, and biogas sources; and energy storage activities. The Refining & Chemicals segment is involved in refining petrochemicals, including olefins and aromatics; and polymer derivatives, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, and hydrocarbon resins, as well as biomass conversion and elastomer processing. It also engages in trading and shipping crude oil and petroleum products. The Marketing & Services segment produces and sells lubricants; and supplies and markets petroleum products, including bulk fuel, aviation fuel, special fluids, LPG, bitumen, heavy fuels, and marine bunkers.

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