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CLOSING UPDATE: Total increases 1.3%, led Oil & gas sector higher 20 September 2018 18:10 CEST

NEWS BITES - EUROPE

This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's French market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Total, France's largest oil & gas company by market capitalisation, has increased 1.3% to trade at EUR54.74 vs. the Oil & gas sector which strengthened 74.5 points (or 1.3%) to 5,985.4. Representing a weighting of about 98.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for 99.9% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 84% of the market in the past three months. Trading volume was 1.2 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the CAC 40 Index which rose 57.9 points (or 1.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.2%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 0.07 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ The 2.7% discount to 12-month high of EUR56.27 against the 30.2% premium to 12-month low of EUR42.03 suggests the stock continues to push for new highs.

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high six times, pointing to an uptrend.

+ The price lifted 2.3% in the last week and 3.5% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Price/Earnings of 16.0 [19.3]

+ Return on Equity 9.1% [7.3%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 0.7. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

+ The Brand Value represents 5.9% of the estimated Enterprise Value of EUR192.6 billion (US$225 billion).

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 9.1% is better than sector average of 7.3%.

Note

Bearish Signals:

Net profit margin has averaged 4.2% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

Price/Earnings/Growth of 0.68 [0.5]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Total increases 1.2%, leads market higher

20 September 2018 14:05 CEST

Total (FR:FP) has increased 1.2% to trade at EUR54.69 vs. the CAC 40 Index which strengthened 40.5 points (or 0.8%) to 5,434.2. Representing a weighting of about 9.6% of the index, the stock accounted for 15.1% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 85% of the market in the past three months. Trading volume was 1.2 times average so far today.

Afternoon Alert: Total increases 0.8%, leads Oil & gas sector higher

20 September 2018 12:08 CEST

Total (FR:FP) has increased 0.8% to trade at EUR54.47 vs. the Oil & gas sector which strengthened 45.2 points (or 0.8%) to 5,956.1. Representing a weighting of about 98.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for 99.5% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 85% of the market in the past three months. Trading volume was 1.1 times average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Total decreases 0.2%, leads Oil & gas sector lower

19 September 2018 14:05 CEST

Total (FR:FP) has decreased 0.2% to trade at EUR53.89 vs. the Oil & gas sector which weakened 9.4 points (or 0.2%) to 5,893.5. Representing a weighting of about 98.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 66% of average so far today.

Afternoon Alert: Total decreases 0.1%, leads Oil & gas sector lower

19 September 2018 12:07 CEST

Total (FR:FP) has decreased 0.1% to trade at EUR53.92 vs. the Oil & gas sector which weakened 6.5 points (or 0.1%) to 5,896.4. Representing a weighting of about 98.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for 99.7% of today's loss. Trading volume was 68% of average so far today.

Total (FR:FP; EPA:FP; PA:FP; FP:FP)

ISIN: FR0000120271

PermID: 4297471340

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com