Investors sold shares of Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) on strength during trading on Friday. $407.36 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $592.76 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $185.40 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Exxon Mobil had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Exxon Mobil traded up $0.48 for the day and closed at $75.78

Several analysts have recently issued reports on XOM shares. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price target on shares of Exxon Mobil from $90.00 to $85.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Vetr raised shares of Exxon Mobil from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $87.50 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Jefferies Group set a $90.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. BNP Paribas set a $75.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $83.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Exxon Mobil has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.42.

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 company has a market capitalization of $321,087.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 0.83.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The oil and gas company reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by ($0.18). Exxon Mobil had a return on equity of 8.09% and a net margin of 7.61%. The company had revenue of $66.52 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $74.41 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.41 EPS. Exxon Mobil’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Exxon Mobil Co. will post 4.85 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be paid a $0.77 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 9th. This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.06%. Exxon Mobil’s dividend payout ratio is presently 66.52%.

In other Exxon Mobil news, VP Robert N. Schleckser sold 5,601 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.93, for a total value of $470,091.93. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 187,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,750,555.59. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, VP Neil A. Chapman sold 12,000 shares of the business’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 completion of the transaction, 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. In the last three months, insiders sold 51,357 shares of company stock valued at $4,273,910. Corporate insiders own 0.08% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 309,411,379 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $24,978,780,000 after purchasing an additional 10,366,636 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 4.7% in the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 55,508,146 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $4,642,701,000 after purchasing an additional 2,474,965 shares in the last quarter. Capital Research Global Investors boosted its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 7.0% in the 2nd quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 31,570,269 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $2,548,668,000 after purchasing an additional 2,058,060 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 6.1% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 27,892,268 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $2,286,658,000 after purchasing an additional 1,595,027 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 1.6% in the 3rd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 23,551,940 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $1,930,784,000 after purchasing an additional 360,596 shares in the last quarter. 51.28% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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