Total shares: price, dividends and performance

James Rodriguez James Rodriguez  updated on 2022-06-15

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Total stock is an attractive yield and growth stock to add to your international stock portfolio.

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Get up-to-date and precise information on Total stock with its current price, dividend yield, analysis and our opinion.

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Want to buy shares in Total: Our key take-aways

Stock exchange: Euronext Paris

  • Stock market index: CAC40
  • Dividend 2021: €2.72
  • Dividend forecast for 2022: €2.75
  • Performance over 1 year: +38.56%.

Should I buy Total stock?

Buying Total stock remains a good way to generate regular returns while betting on capital gains over the long-term.
Total shares offer a regular dividend with a yield of over 5% per year. Moreover, analysts' forecasts for the stock are all positive, with a 3-month price target of €58.82.
Technical and fundamental analyses also show bullish signals in the longer term on this stock. Find out how to buy it, what its current and past performance is as well as its long-term performance as well as the consensus and various recent analyses of this stock.

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How can I buy shares in Total ?  

To buy Total on the stock market:

  1. Find an online broker offering stock investments.
  2. Open your trading account by filling out a simple form.
  3. Deposit funds into your account.
  4. Search for the stock
  5. Place a buy order to add Total to your stock portfolio.

To invest in Total, you can go through a traditional investment firm, an online brokerage or speak with a financial advisor.

How much are Total shares?

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Why Total shares could go up:

Currently, various elements about the company Total are in favour of a rise in the price of this value with:

  • A leader in its sector: the group is currently among the leaders in the oil and gas sector in the world and is also developing in the field of green energy.
  • Diverse businesses: Total is focusing on a variety of revenue sources thanks to recent strategic changes that have enabled it to refocus its activities on growth segments such as renewable electricity and chemicals.
  • A strong brand: the Total Group's brand is also known worldwide and enjoys a high level of recognition, which gives it a global reach.
  • A growing presence in electricity: Total has also decided to change its long-term strategic direction by gradually leaving its oil and gas activities behind and focusing more on electricity.
  • Rising commodity prices: the group is currently taking advantage of the upturn in the price of raw materials such as gas and oil to increase its margins.
  • A commitment to the energy transition: with its change of identity to TotalEnrergies, Total has made a commitment to reduce CO2 emissions and is trying to gradually move away from fossil fuels towards renewable energies.

Why Total shares could go down:

Of course, some other current macro-economic elements about the Total group are leaning more towards a decrease in its share price, such as

  • Legal problems: Total has been involved in several lawsuits and legal problems, notably because of oil spills caused by its activities, which have tainted its brand image. The group has also been accused of corruption and fraudulent investments.
  • Strict regulations: Total's activities can also be hampered by increasingly strict government regulations on environmental issues, which can lead to a loss of profitability.
  • Major competition: Although Total is of course one of the oil majors, it also faces strong competition from other large groups that are waging a veritable trade war.
  • Changes in consumption: Finally, the changes that are currently taking place in the consumption patterns of individuals and companies could cause Total to lose money, particularly because of the decline in combustion vehicles in favour of electric or hybrid vehicles.

Can I buy Total stock online?

Yes! You can buy Total shares online. For many buys this is the best way to do it. Here's why:

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How can I sell my Total shares? 

Do you want to sell Total shares? This is of course possible if you have these shares in your stock portfolio and simply by placing a sell order from your brokerage platform.
If this is not the case and you anticipate a drop in the share price and want to take advantage of it, you can always set up a short sale from a margin account or use derivatives such as CFDs or options to take a downward position.

What investment vehicles in Canada can hold Total stock? 

Total shares can be placed in several different savings vehicles including" 

  • RRSPs: these registered retirement savings plans offer funds that are accessible at the time of retirement and offer an income tax deferral.
  • TFSAs: tax-free savings accounts is an incredibly popular short-and long-term tax-free investment vehicle.
  • Margin accounts: This account offers leverage and allows you to borrow against the value of the securities you hold to make other investments. It allows you to sell short.
  • Cash accounts: This account allows you to trade stocks on North American markets only. 

Buying Total shares can be done simply online from your brokerage platform. Simply search for the stock and place a buy order for the amount of shares you want.
You can also opt to invest in an ETF or mutual fund that includes Total stock as well as other stocks in the same sector or index.

Total share price history over 10 years:

Time periodGrowthHighLow
1 week-3%52.5050.11
1 month0.52%52.5047.65
3 months17.67%52.5040.09
6 months34.34%52.5036.14
1 year38.56%52.5034.27
3 years5.68%52.5020.71
5 years15.57%54.3120.71
10 years30.96%54.3120.71
Total 10-year performance

Total dividends and payment dates

In 2021, the Total group paid its shareholders a dividend of €2.64 per share, representing an annual yield of 5.21%.

The group has not yet revealed the amount of the dividend that will be paid to shareholders in 2022 for the fiscal year 2021.

However, it should be noted that the dividend is paid four times a year, most often in January, March, June and September.

Dividend: payout 2021Payout 1Payout 2Payout 3Payout 4
Ex-dividend date04/01/202125/03/202124/06/202121/09/2021
Date:11/01/202121/04/202101/07/202101/10/2021
Dividend per stock0.66€ per stock0.66€ per stock0.66€ per stock0.66€ per stock
Total 2021 Dividends: dates and amounts
Dividend: payout 2022Payout 1Payout 2Payout 3Payout 4
Ex-dividend date03/01/202222/03/202222/06/2022Pending
Date:13/01/202201/04/202201/07/2022Pending
Dividend per stock0.66 € per stock0.66 € per stock0.66 € per stockPending
Total 2022 Dividends: dates and amounts

What is the dividend yield for Total over the last 10 years?

YearDividend amountVariancePerformance
20122.300.88%5.89
20132.362.61%5.59
20142.422.54%4.80
20152.440.83%5.95
20162.440%4.98
20172.471.23%5.28
20182.522.02%4.75
20191.94-23.02%5.31
20202.6838.14%8.43
20212.640-1.49%6.59
Total divident history

The yield on Total shares is obtained by dividing the annual dividend by the annual average price.

A stock's yield provides key information about a company's dividend policy and its evolution over time and performance.

Annual gross shareholder return = Total dividend for the year ÷ average share price for the same year

The 10-year average return = Sum of annual returns ÷ 10

What analysts are saying about Total stock:

A critical analysis of Total stock:

Fundamental analysis of the Total share shows interesting and largely positive signals with the following indicators:

  • Attractive valuation: the group is among the most attractive in the market in terms of valuation based on earnings multiples with a low EV/Sales ratio compared to other listed companies.
  • Strong cash flow: the company benefits from strong cash flow which allows it to make major investments to boost its growth.
  • Attractive yield: Similarly, the stock is considered a yield stock because it pays a regular and increasing dividend to its shareholders with a yield of over 5%.
  • Upwardly revised forecasts: over the past 12 months, analysts have repeatedly revised upward their forecasts for the group's revenue and profitability for the coming years.
  • Buy recommendations: the majority of analysts working on this file recommend the stock as Buy or Overweight. The medium-term price target for this stock has also been revised upwards.
  • Low EPS growth: Earnings per share (EPS) are not expected to grow strongly in the coming years.
  • Below expectations: Historically, the Total Group has often published results below market expectations.

A technical analysis of Total stock:

The data from the technical analysis on the medium and long-term also give positive signals to buy. Here are the different indicators currently:

  • The RSI is sending a buy signal and is currently at 64.65.
  • The MACD indicator at 1.020 is also sending an interesting buy signal on this stock.
  • The 9 and 6 period stochastic is sending a bullish signal and the 14 period stochastic is sending an overbought signal.
  • The simple and exponential moving averages over all periods send a strong buy signal that confirms the long-term trend of the Total share.
  • Finally, we note that the next technical supports for this stock are located at 45.53 and 40.84 and that the next resistances are located at 53.69 and 57.18

Who is Total?

The Total Group or TotalEnergies SE is a French group that is one of the largest oil companies in the world. Its revenue are distributed as follows:

  • Refining and chemicals for 40.2%: this concerns the refining of petroleum products with the operation of 17 refineries worldwide and the manufacture of basic chemicals such as olefins, aromatics, polyethylenes, fertilizers and others and specialty products such as rubber, resins or adhesives. The group is also active in the trading and shipping of crude oil and petroleum products.
  • Distribution of petroleum products for 45.1%: this concerns the operation of 15,594 service stations worldwide.
  • Electricity generation for 11.1%: through combined cycle gas plants and renewable energies. The group is also developing activities in the transportation, storage and sale of natural gas, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and coal.
  • Exploration and production of hydrocarbons for 3.5%: with 2.9 million barrels of oil equivalent produced per day.

The geographical breakdown of Total's revenue is as follows:

  • France: 23.3%.
  • Europe: 47.8%
  • Africa: 11.4%
  • North America: 9.4%
  • Rest of the world: 8.4%

Who are Total’s competitors?

The Total Group is of course facing strong competition from some of the major players in the oil and gas sector, including:

  • ExxonMobil Corporation: this American oil and gas company is one of the ten largest companies in the world in terms of profits and is based in Dallas, USA.
  • Shell: Royal Dutch Shell is an Anglo-Dutch oil company and one of the largest multinational companies in the world. It is the number two company in this sector in terms of turnover.
  • Saudi Aramco: This company is a Saudi national oil and gas company that owns almost all of the kingdom's oil and gas resources and is the largest oil company in the world in terms of production.
  • Chevron: This company is the second largest U.S. oil company after ExxonMobil and the sixth largest in the world. The group operates in more than 180 countries in exploration and production, refining, sales and transportation, chemical manufacturing and sales, and power generation.
  • Valero Energy Corporation: This U.S. company includes the Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Ultramar, Shamrock, Beacon and Texaco brands.
  • PDVSA: Petroleos de Venezuela SA is an oil company owned by the Venezuelan government. Venezuela is one of the largest oil exporters in the world.

Who are Total’s partners?

Let's now look at the strategic alliances that have been put in place by the Total Group in recent years:

  • Amazon: in 2020, the two groups continued their rapprochement by founding the coalition for the energy of tomorrow with nine other multinational companies. They are thus collaborating in the field of energy transition.
  • DS Automobiles: the two companies have been working together for many years to develop high-performance lubricants for DS vehicles.
  • Sonatrach: in 2017, the national company for the research, production, transport, processing and marketing of hydrocarbons signed an agreement with Totall that brings new projects to fruition.
  • Orange: another interesting strategic partnership was signed with the French group Orange with the aim of providing the group with renewable energy for 20 years as part of its carbon footprint reduction policy.
  • Safran: Another strategic partnership has been signed with Safran to develop the use of sustainable aviation fuels and reduce the carbon footprint of the airline industry.
  • Qatar Petroleum: QP and Total recently signed a 25-year partnership to develop the Al-Shaheen oil field and create a joint venture that will be 77% owned by Qatar Petroleum and 30% by Total.