Total SA (ADR) (TOT) Analysts See $0.99 EPS; Principal Financial Group Has 1.06 Sentiment

October 12, 2017 - By Louis Casey

Analysts expect Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) to report $0.99 EPS on October, 27 before the open.They anticipate $0.15 EPS change or 17.86% from last quarter’s $0.84 EPS. TOT’s profit would be $2.48 billion giving it 13.70 P/E if the $0.99 EPS is correct. After having $0.97 EPS previously, Total SA (ADR)’s analysts see 2.06% EPS growth. About 382,424 shares traded. Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) has risen 13.67% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.03% the S&P500.

Principal Financial Group, Inc. is an investment management company. The company has market cap of $19.53 billion. The Firm offers a range of financial services and products, including retirement, asset management and insurance. It has a 15.35 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Retirement and Income Solutions; Principal Global Investors, Principal International; U.S.

Ratings analysis reveals 25% of Principal Fincl’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Principal Fincl, 1 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $57.0 while the high is $61.0. The stock’s average target of $59 is -12.54% below today’s ($67.46) share price. PFG was included in 4 notes of analysts from October 7, 2016. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Thursday, November 17 with “Equal Weight”. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 7. Citigroup initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, January 26 report.

Analysts await Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) to report earnings on October, 26 after the close. They expect $1.28 EPS, up 11.30% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.15 per share. PFG’s profit will be $370.57M for 13.18 P/E if the $1.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.31 actual EPS reported by Principal Financial Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -2.29% negative EPS growth.

About 275,250 shares traded. Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG) has risen 43.60% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.90% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $9.62 million activity.

Nippon Life Insurance Co holds 22.35% of its portfolio in Principal Financial Group Inc for 18.14 million shares. Capital Management Corp Va owns 233,690 shares or 4.47% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mount Lucas Management Lp has 4.09% invested in the company for 338,866 shares. The Texas-based First Houston Capital Inc. has invested 3.05% in the stock. Iowa State Bank, a Iowa-based fund reported 96,424 shares.

Total S.A. is an oil and gas company. The company has market cap of $135.69 billion. 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. It has a 18.57 P/E ratio. The Company’s Corporate segment includes holdings operating and financial activities.

Among 23 analysts covering Total SA (NYSE:TOT), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Total SA had 29 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, April 18 by Canaccord Genuity. Howard Weil maintained Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) rating on Thursday, October 8. Howard Weil has “Sector Outperform” rating and $56 target. On Monday, August 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal Weight”. Piper Jaffray maintained Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) rating on Monday, September 25. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $48.0 target. The stock of Total SA (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) earned “Buy” rating by Independent Research on Thursday, December 1. As per Friday, March 11, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. On Thursday, August 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight”. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Monday, February 6. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Nomura. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, April 28.

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