News headlines about Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Exxon Mobil Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.3397570155754 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. UBS AG set a $77.00 target price on Exxon Mobil Corporation and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Scotiabank set a $86.00 target price on Exxon Mobil Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $90.00 target price on Exxon Mobil Corporation and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. HSBC Holdings plc set a $81.50 target price on Exxon Mobil Corporation and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Exxon Mobil Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $84.98.

Shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) traded up 0.03% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $78.23. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 8,862,475 shares. The firm has a market cap of $331.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.20 and a beta of 0.81. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $80.50 and its 200 day moving average price is $81.75. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a 12-month low of $78.12 and a 12-month high of $93.21.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The oil and gas company reported $0.78 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.05. Exxon Mobil Corporation had a net margin of 4.75% and a return on equity of 7.62%. The business had revenue of $62.88 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $61.35 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.41 EPS. Exxon Mobil Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Exxon Mobil Corporation will post $3.42 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 11th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th will be paid a $0.77 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $3.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.94%. Exxon Mobil Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 111.19%.

In related news, Director Steven Reinemund sold 1,100 shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.23, for a total value of $88,253.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 43,125 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,459,918.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.08% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Exxon Mobil Corporation Company 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.

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