Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)

Posted March 12, 2017

The 52-week range of the share price is from $24.18 - $43.96. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System owned 0.15% of Exxon Mobil worth $546,609,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Ltd. increased its position in Exxon Mobil by 92.2% in the second quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 5,246 shares of the company's stock worth $458,000 after buying an additional 14 shares during the period. Wellesley Investment Partners LLC increased its position in Exxon Mobil by 6.2% in the second quarter.

Exxon Mobil Co. has a 12-month low of $80.31 and a 12-month high of $95.55.

BP raced to its best gain of the year in today's trade, +2.5% in reaction to a London rumor that Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) was sounding out major shareholders about a potential takeover. The stock traded at a volume of 14.71 million shares. Beta factor is used to measure the volatility of the stock. The stock is now moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.17% with the 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.17 percent.

02/17/2017 - Exxon Mobil Corporation had its "underweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Evercore ISI.

On Dec 16 Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.9/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.7/Share by the difference of $0.2. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.29. The business's revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter a year ago. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.01 EPS. The Next Year EPS growth is 20.1%, Long term annual growth estimate of 32.87%, Annual EPS growth past 5 years of -25.18 percent.

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The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 10th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 9th were given a dividend of $0.75 per share. It has a dividend yield of 3.67%. Exxon Mobil's payout ratio is 159.58%.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on XOM shares.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 70 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 53.47 as compared to current price of 40.26.

"We expect this combination of continued cost discipline with the growing cash flow from our core businesses - and the recent portfolio additions - will steadily drive down the cash balance point of the business", said CFO Brian Gilvary, following a presentation to analysts. Morningstar Inc. reaffirmed a "neutral" rating on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp.in a research report on Wednesday, August 24th. The value of the pound has dropped 18% over the last three months when compared to the U.S. Dollar, which may make BP a good investment for an American company. Vetr raised Exxon Mobil from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $91.32 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Also, VP Dennis G. Wascom sold 4,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.88, for a total transaction of $454,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 183,765 shares of the company's stock, valued at $16,906,380. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Sara N. Ortwein sold 5,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 15th. They now have a Dollars 92 price target on the stock. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 51.09% of the company's stock.

Exxon Mobil Corporation is engaged in energy business.