French stock alert


Afternoon Alert: Total decreases 0.4%, leads Oil & gas sector lower 16 January 2018 13:07 CET


Total (FR:FP) has decreased 0.4% to trade at EUR48.38 vs. the Oil & gas sector which weakened 20.0 points (or 0.4%) to 4,996.8. Representing a weighting of about 98.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 1.1 times average so far today.

Current indications of bearish signals that support the trend in the unusual trading:

+ The 0.8% discount to 12-month high of EUR48.75 against the 16.1% premium to 12-month low of EUR41.68 suggests the climb might be peaking.

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


+ Return on Assets 2.7% [3.5%]

+ Return on Equity 6.3% [7.4%]

Bearish Signals:

+ Net profit margin has averaged 2.9% in the last 3 years. This suggests the company is less profitable with a low margin of safety.


Bullish Signals:

The positive 0.51 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high twice.

The price increased 0.2% in the last week and lifted 3.5% in the last month.

The company is cash rich with Cash to Market Capitalisation at 11.3%.

Interest cover is less leveraged at 7.5 times.

Tobin's Q Ratio is 0.6. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.


ISIN: FR0000120271

PermID: 4297471340