Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, European oil and gas giant Total
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Total's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Courbevoie, France (1924)|
|Market Cap||$110.8 billion|
|Industry||Integrated oil and gas|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$215.5 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Christophe de Margerie
CFO Patrick de la Chevardire
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||16.9%|
|Cash/Debt||$28.6 billion / $44.4 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
Just last week, sssandhu78 tapped Total as a tasty income opportunity: "Absolutely best in class if you can stick with it (because what's happening with Europe will affect this stock in the short term). While you are waiting you are rewarded with a great dividend."
Currently, Total even sports a cheapish forward P/E of 6.9. That represents a slight discount to other integrated energy giants like Exxon (9.1), Chevron (7.5), and Conoco (8.2).
CAPS member MarkP28665 elaborates on the bargain opportunity:
Looking at the Oil Majors Total SA looks like a bargain. The stock price is down due to the worries in Europe but the company is worldwide and its profits will likely not be affected much by the pressures in Europe. It has a nice yield.
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