Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) by 48.4% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 46,490 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,169 shares during the period. Exxon Mobil makes up 1.7% of Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th biggest holding. Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Exxon Mobil were worth $3,811,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. CWH Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in Exxon Mobil during the second quarter valued at about $114,000. Horan Securities Inc. boosted its holdings in Exxon Mobil by 20.8% during the second quarter. Horan Securities Inc. now owns 1,511 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $122,000 after acquiring an additional 260 shares during the period. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Exxon Mobil by 172.7% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,737 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $140,000 after acquiring an additional 1,100 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Exxon Mobil by 2.7% during the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 1,900 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $153,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc acquired a new position in shares of Exxon Mobil during the second quarter valued at about $175,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 51.05% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on XOM shares. Vetr lowered shares of Exxon Mobil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $79.60 price objective for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. UBS reaffirmed an “underweight” rating on shares of Exxon Mobil in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $76.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $90.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $81.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.36.

Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) opened at $82.87 on Thursday. Exxon Mobil Co. has a 52-week low of $76.05 and a 52-week high of $91.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 0.85 and a quick ratio of 0.54. The stock has a market cap of $351,425.59, a PE ratio of 23.30, a P/E/G ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 0.83.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas company reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.04. Exxon Mobil had a net margin of 5.14% and a return on equity of 8.21%. The firm had revenue of $66.17 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $63.51 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.63 earnings per share. analysts expect that Exxon Mobil Co. will post 3.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 11th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th were given a $0.77 dividend. This represents a $3.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.72%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. Exxon Mobil’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 100.33%.

In other news, VP Robert N. Schleckser sold 4,877 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.37, for a total transaction of $406,595.49. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 187,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,645,464.31. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Neil A. Chapman sold 12,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.05, for a total transaction of $996,600.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 291,385 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $24,199,524.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 51,357 shares of company stock valued at $4,273,910 in the last three months. Company insiders own 0.08% of the company’s stock.

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Exxon Mobil Profile

Exxon Mobil Corporation is engaged in energy business. The Company is engaged in the exploration, production, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, and the manufacture, transportation and sale of petroleum products. The Company also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and a range of specialty products.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM)

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