Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Total

(

TOT

) as a pre-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Total as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • TOT has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $183.6 million.
  • TOT traded 59,405 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:29 AM.
  • TOT is down 2.8% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on TOT:

TOTAL S.A. operates as an oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Upstream, Refining & Chemicals, and Marketing & Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 5.1%. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Total a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for Total has been 2.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Total has a market cap of $107.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Total as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • TOTAL SA reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past year. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, TOTAL SA increased its bottom line by earning $2.19 versus $1.87 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.79 versus $2.19).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income increased by 71.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$5,658.00 million to -$1,626.00 million.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, TOTAL SA has outperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500.
  • TOT has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 18.01% from its price level of one year ago. The fact that the stock is now selling for less than others in its industry in relation to its current earnings is not reason enough to justify a buy rating at this time.
  • TOT's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further. Despite the fact that TOT's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 0.67 is low and demonstrates weak liquidity.

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