Important stock market information to know about the Total share:
We are now offering you to discover some important stock market information about the Total share.
- Firstly, the Total share price is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (Euronext Paris) and is therefore continuous. The Total group is, of course, part of the French national stock market index CAC 40, but also of the Eurostoxx 50, Stoxx Europe 50 and Global Titane indices. It is the second largest capitalisation in the country with 88,879.65 MEUR.
- The Total share is classified as a share in the integrated oil and gas companies sector, i.e. companies engaged in exploration, drilling, distribution and retail sales of oil and gas products. There are currently more than 2,653,124,025 Total shares traded on the stock market.
- 88.40% of the Total Group's shareholders are private or institutional individual investors. However, the BlackRock investment fund holds 5.44% of the shares and 5.3% are held by the employee shareholders of the group.
Historical evolution of Total share price :
Looking at the stock market graphs of the Total share over a 10-year period, the first thing you notice is that this asset has always moved in a jagged pattern. This means that its price has seen many successive periods of rise and fall. This shows a high volatility and therefore offers very appreciable short and medium-term profit opportunities (but also risks of loss).
But there are also a number of longer-term trends. Thus, 2005 was marked by a significant rise in the Total share price, which ended the year at around €53.00. This was followed by a period of stabilisation, still punctuated by micro-movements, until July 2007, when the share price reached a high of €63.05. This bullish period gave way to a downward correction until October 2008, when the share price reached a low of €33.18.
The next two years will be rather stable with a new low record reached in 2011 at 30.85€. Until June 2014, the share price followed an upward trend, before correcting downwards again. It then followed a downward trend until January 2016 when it reached €35.34. Thereafter, Total's share price will follow a basic upward trend interspersed with several downward corrections until reaching an all-time high of €53.98 in October 2018.
In January 2020, the Total share price had already fallen to a low of around €48 before plunging, due to the Covid-19 crisis and the collapse of oil prices, to an all-time low of €28.66 in March of the same year. However, since then, the price of this asset seems to be on the rise again.
How to make price forecasts for the Total share with technical analysis?
We will now turn our attention to the way in which it is possible to make forecasts on the Total share price. Although there is no 100% reliable way of knowing how much the stock will be trading for in the coming weeks, months and years, technical and fundamental analysis techniques will help you to get an idea of the most likely trends.
Let's look first at technical analysis, which is one of the essential methods to use when you want to buy or trade an asset. This analysis is based on a meticulous study of the historical stock market charts of the asset.
You can thus use innovative and customisable graphics to study the current and past trends of this share and deduce its future movements. On these charts, you can then display various indicators such as Bollinger Bands, MACD and moving averages, which will allow you to see the strength and volatility of the trend. You can also use some interesting psychological thresholds such as pivot points, support and resistance levels that can be the starting point for an acceleration or reversal of an upward or downward trend.
How to carry out a fundamental analysis of the Total share :
The other method used to monitor and anticipate future movements in the Total share is fundamental analysis. This analysis complements the technical analysis and consists of studying publications and news that will have an influence on the company's profitability and therefore its attractiveness to investors. The following elements will thus be monitored as a priority:
- The price of a barrel of crude oil is of course one of the most important elements to study if you wish to trade the Total share. The same applies to the price of the US dollar on the foreign exchange market, as this is the currency in which the company's accounts are presented.
- It will also be necessary to follow with interest the strategic plans put in place by this company, particularly with regard to strategies to reduce costs or to refocus on the most profitable activities.
- The diversification of this group's activities outside the oil market alone, in particular investments in renewable energies, is an essential growth point for this company.
- The Total Group's relations with oil-producing countries are also important elements to be studied in order to anticipate changes in its action.
- Of course, the group's financial results and balance sheets published each year and each quarter will also be carefully monitored and compared with the objectives that the group has communicated and the expectations of analysts.
- Finally, it will be necessary to study the competition of this company with the major events and publications of the other major international oil groups.
Some useful information about the Total Group:
The Total Group is a French group specialising in oil and gas and is currently one of the giants in this sector of activity as it is ranked among the largest companies alongside its competitors Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, Saudi Aramco, BP and Conoco Philips. It is also the company with the highest turnover in France in recent years and the fifth largest European company in terms of turnover.
Total's activities enable it to be present at all levels of the oil and gas market since Total is both a producer and extractor of crude oil and natural gas, a refiner, a commercial operator and a producer of processed energy.
There has also been a strategically well-thought-out diversification of Total's activities, with a growing presence in the renewable energy sector through its subsidiaries SunPower and Total Solar, which specialise in the production of electricity using solar energy. The Total Group acquired Direct Energie in 2018 and is now called "Total Direct Energie".
The Total group also ranks among the international leaders in another sector of activity, chemicals, thanks to various specialised subsidiaries that invest a lot in research, particularly in the field of hydrocarbons.
The importance of the Total group on the oil market is better understood when we know that it operates all over the world with a strong presence in 130 countries and that it employs more than 100,000 people, many of whom work directly in France. Total also has its own network of service stations with 16,000 outlets worldwide under the Total name, and 3,700 service stations in France under the Total, Total Access and Elan brands in addition to the AS24 network of HGV service stations.
It is also necessary to be familiar with the countries in which it produces its barrels. At present, Total's oil supplies are mainly in Africa. Central Asia and Europe are its second largest sources of supply, immediately followed by the Middle East and North Africa. Next come the Americas and finally Asia Pacific.
The Total Group's crude oil inventories are distributed slightly differently, with the highest concentration in Europe and Central Asia. The Middle East and North Africa are the next largest storage locations in terms of importance, followed in order by Africa, the Americas and Asia Pacific.
It is important to know where Total's crude oil is produced and stored in order to anticipate any geopolitical event that could lead to a rise or fall in the company's share price.