How Are Analysts Rating Total after Its 4Q16 Earnings?
Analysts’ ratings for Total
In this series, we’ve looked at Total’s (TOT) 4Q16 earnings compared to the estimates. We’ve also analyzed its segmental earnings for the quarter. Then we looked at Total’s stock performance after its earnings release on February 9, 2017. In this part, we’ll see how analysts are rating Total after the earnings release.
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Since Total (TOT) posted its earnings, the company has been rated by seven analysts. Three of them (or 43.0%) have given it a “buy” or “strong buy” rating, while four (or 57.0%) have given it a “hold.” None of the analysts gave the stock a “sell” or “strong sell” rating.
Total (TOT) could see a change in ratings in the days to come as analysts drill down further into its 4Q16 numbers. TOT’s mean target price of $54 per share implies a rise of 8.0% from its current level.
Analyst ratings for peers
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In the next part of this series, we’ll look at the change in implied volatility for Total after its 4Q16 earnings.