Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) VP Neil A. Chapman sold 12,000 shares of Exxon Mobil stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.05, for a total transaction of $996,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 291,385 shares in the company, valued at $24,199,524.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Exxon Mobil Co. (XOM) opened at $83.03 on Friday. Exxon Mobil Co. has a 52-week low of $76.05 and a 52-week high of $91.67. The company has a market cap of $352,360.00, a PE ratio of 23.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a current ratio of 0.85.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas company reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.89 by $0.04. Exxon Mobil had a net margin of 6.34% and a return on equity of 8.81%. The company had revenue of $66.17 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $63.51 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.63 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Exxon Mobil Co. will post 3.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 11th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a $0.77 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.71%. Exxon Mobil’s payout ratio is currently 100.33%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Vetr upgraded shares of Exxon Mobil from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $92.90 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday. J P Morgan Chase & Co set a $81.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Exxon Mobil from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Goldman Sachs Group set a $89.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, BNP Paribas set a $70.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.32.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Stonebridge Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Exxon Mobil by 4.5% in the first quarter. Stonebridge Capital Management Inc. now owns 108,534 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $8,901,000 after acquiring an additional 4,648 shares in the last quarter. Hennessy Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Exxon Mobil by 28.0% in the first quarter. Hennessy Advisors Inc. now owns 138,160 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $11,331,000 after acquiring an additional 30,260 shares in the last quarter. Wedgewood Investors Inc. PA increased its position in shares of Exxon Mobil by 0.4% in the first quarter. Wedgewood Investors Inc. PA now owns 24,147 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,980,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Robinson Value Management Ltd. increased its position in shares of Exxon Mobil by 1.2% in the first quarter. Robinson Value Management Ltd. now owns 18,783 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,540,000 after acquiring an additional 231 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Stockton increased its position in shares of Exxon Mobil by 2.7% in the first quarter. Bank of Stockton now owns 11,445 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $938,000 after acquiring an additional 299 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 51.18% of the company’s stock.

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Exxon Mobil 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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