Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, French oil and gas giant Total has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Total and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Integrated oil and gas
Chairman/CEO Christophe de Margerie
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$24.0 billion / $45.6 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 98% of the 1,422 members who have rated Total believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
-- nexpensive blue chip with good and sustainable dividend
-- Contrarian play: Europe, Energy
-- Nimble management with good acquisition strategy
-- Some new oil and natural gas discoveries lately
-- Double top?
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