The ex-dividend date for Total (NYSE:TOT) is tomorrow, September 19, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 59 cents per share. At a price of $53.64 as of 9:30 a.m., the dividend yield is 4.5%.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Total (NYSE: TOT) is tomorrow, September 19, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 59 cents per share. At a price of $53.64 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.5%. The average volume for Total has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Total has a market cap of $122.92 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 5.6% 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 in three segments: Upstream, Downstream, and Chemicals. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.2, below the average energy industry P/E ratio of 8.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Total as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Total Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.