Shares of Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-seven analysts that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, fourteen have given a hold recommendation, six have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $86.68.

XOM has been the topic of a number of research reports. HSBC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $96.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil in a research note on Wednesday, September 12th. BNP Paribas set a $85.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 28th. Societe Generale set a $92.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Exxon Mobil from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 1st. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $93.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil in a research note on Tuesday, September 11th.

In other Exxon Mobil news, VP Bradley W. Corson sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.02, for a total transaction of $1,260,300.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 214,774 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $18,045,311.48. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 0.08% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of XOM. Grassi Investment Management lifted its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 0.6% in the second quarter. Grassi Investment Management now owns 93,600 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $7,744,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the period. Peachtree Investment Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 7.1% in the third quarter. Peachtree Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 9,401 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $799,000 after buying an additional 625 shares during the period. Dumont & Blake Investment Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 1.3% in the third quarter. Dumont & Blake Investment Advisors LLC now owns 47,669 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $4,053,000 after buying an additional 630 shares during the period. Dividend Assets Capital LLC lifted its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 1.8% in the second quarter. Dividend Assets Capital LLC now owns 35,740 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $2,957,000 after buying an additional 645 shares during the period. Finally, Breiter Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 7.3% in the third quarter. Breiter Capital Management Inc. now owns 9,547 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $812,000 after buying an additional 649 shares during the period. 52.52% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE XOM traded up $0.12 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $81.97. The company had a trading volume of 11,672,631 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,633,119. Exxon Mobil has a twelve month low of $72.15 and a twelve month high of $89.30. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. The company has a market capitalization of $346.84 billion, a PE ratio of 21.43, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 0.87.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 27th. The oil and gas company reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.26 by ($0.34). Exxon Mobil had a return on equity of 8.45% and a net margin of 7.64%. The company had revenue of $73.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $71.66 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.78 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 26.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts predict that Exxon Mobil will post 4.57 EPS for the current year.

About Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/Other Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It operates through Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical segments. The company also manufactures petroleum products; manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, and polypropylene plastics, as well as various specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products.

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