Total SA (TOT)

38.94
0.37 0.94
NYSE : Energy Minerals
Prev Close 39.31
Open 38.55
Day Low/High 38.52 / 39.01
52 Wk Low/High 22.13 / 56.91
Volume 1.09M
Avg Volume 2.82M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 2.62B
Market Cap 102.36B
EPS 4.30
P/E Ratio 9.47
Div & Yield 2.45 (6.28%)
Cruising Overseas for Yield

Cruising Overseas for Yield

Vodafone and Total may not be juggernauts, but they provide robust dividends and cheap valuations.

Astenbeck Capital's Top Energy Picks

Consider these oil stocks for your portfolio.

Energy Values Lie Across the Pond

Energy Values Lie Across the Pond

Multinational names Total and ENI are dividend-producing, exploration-and-production companies with room to run.

My Take on Barron's Take on Energy

My Take on Barron's Take on Energy

There is a strong bias inside the energy sector for dividends right now.

Consider Acting More European

Consider Acting More European

These giant Europe-exposed names have been yanked down much too far. It's time to get in.

Best Day of the Month for Stocks, Facebook Posts In-Line EPS

Best Day of the Month for Stocks, Facebook Posts In-Line EPS

The Dow closes up more than 200 points on Draghi's reassurances.

Geopolitical Risk to the Oil Trade

Geopolitical Risk to the Oil Trade

The Saudis, the U.S. and other countries are ratcheting up economic and military pressure on Iran.

Two Contrarian Plays in the Oil Patch

Two Contrarian Plays in the Oil Patch

These two major companies have faced trouble and are trading at deep discounts.

Oils Could Be in Contrarian Territory

Oils Could Be in Contrarian Territory

Here are three oil companies that my Dreman-based strategy considers good contrarian investments.

An Update on Yield-Centric Portfolios

An Update on Yield-Centric Portfolios

Today is a good day to consider the importance of dividends and covered calls.

What's Next for Europe

What's Next for Europe

The European Union can try to save itself or let private investors flee.

Waiting to Wade Into Oil

Waiting to Wade Into Oil

Some names in the sector are beginning to look cheap, but I will hold out for a lower price in crude.

Two Mega-Cap Energy Stocks to Watch

Two Mega-Cap Energy Stocks to Watch

If Chevron and Total pull back just a little more, they will be compelling buys.

Keep Chesapeake at Bay

Keep Chesapeake at Bay

Stick with natural gas names in which you won't feel as though the CEO is cheating you.

Connecting the Dots on Keystone

Connecting the Dots on Keystone

Here's what the proposed XL Pipeline project would and would not do.

Biding My Time in the Energy Space

Biding My Time in the Energy Space

Sometimes there's no good play, and you just have to plan your moves for when things change -- and that's what I'm doing now.

The Most Prescient of the Oil Majors

For me, the most interesting names are those unafraid to invest in natural gas production. Here's my top pick.

Taking Stock of the Integrateds

Taking Stock of the Integrateds

I haven't had much interest lately in behemoths like Exxon and Shell, but a key driver could change all that.

I'd Stay in Oil For Now

I'd Stay in Oil For Now

Demand is sinking, but prices just keep driving higher -- a trend that looks to persist for the time being.

The Road to Energy Independence

The Road to Energy Independence

The fact the U.S. is now a net exporter of refined oil products raises interesting questions for the oil industry.

Where the Oil Discussion Goes Awry

Where the Oil Discussion Goes Awry

Some politicians are linking domestic oil consumption with the power grid, but there's no connection.

New Yield-Centric Portfolio

New Yield-Centric Portfolio

I am taking a different approach, even though you may see a familiar name or two.

Going Against the Flow in Oil

Going Against the Flow in Oil

My contrarian strategy likes French energy giant Total.

How to Trade an Iranian Oil Embargo

How to Trade an Iranian Oil Embargo

Two oil-production names could benefit in the event Iranian oil ceases to flow to the EU.

Get Tangible with Total

Get Tangible with Total

The stock should help keep you in the game when inflation from printing moeny heats up.

Eyeing the Ugliest Europe Chart

Eyeing the Ugliest Europe Chart

My favorite of these is the bank index, which will offer massive upside if Europe survives without massive defaults.

Crude Will Likely Follow Economy Down in 2012

Crude Will Likely Follow Economy Down in 2012

You can draw a line from Europe's recession to a hard year for U.S. oil stocks.

Take a Shine to Oil

Take a Shine to Oil

This is a good time to put some oil barrels in your portfolio.

How to Play the Eurozone QE Program

How to Play the Eurozone QE Program

Any paper currency is inherently dangerous right now -- look to commodity producers instead.

Ignore the Siren Song of Europe's Dividends

Ignore the Siren Song of Europe's Dividends

Stick with U.S. energy stocks, and you won't have to worry about how low Europe can go.