NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Total (NYSE: TOT) is tomorrow, March 14, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 64 cents per share. At a price of $55.51 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.6%. The average volume for Total has been 3.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Total has a market cap of $118.48 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. TOTAL S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Chemicals. The Upstream segment engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.2, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 8.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Total as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Total Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.