Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Friday . Approximately 14,754,564 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 44% from the previous session’s volume of 10,249,071 shares.The stock last traded at $88.45 and had previously closed at $90.20.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on XOM shares. Vetr raised Exxon Mobil Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.74 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, April 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $82.00 price objective on Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 6th. Morningstar reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, April 6th. Barclays PLC upped their price objective on Exxon Mobil Corp. from $80.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, April 8th. Finally, HSBC set a $84.50 price objective on Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 20th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $87.09.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $92.29 and its 200 day moving average price is $85.99. The company has a market cap of $368.84 billion and a PE ratio of 28.65.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.23. The firm earned $57.69 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.23 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.00 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 22.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Exxon Mobil Corp. will post $2.79 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be issued a dividend of $0.75 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 10th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.37%.

In other news, VP Neil A. Chapman sold 12,000 shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.00, for a total transaction of $1,068,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 230,299 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $20,496,611. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Bradley W. Corson sold 6,000 shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.81, for a total value of $544,860.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 208,033 shares in the company, valued at approximately $18,891,476.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Agran Libbie boosted its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 9,871.5% in the fourth quarter. Agran Libbie now owns 9,736,066 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,589,000 after buying an additional 9,638,427 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 8.3% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 26,952,828 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,101,007,000 after buying an additional 2,067,207 shares during the period. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH boosted its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 381.5% in the fourth quarter. Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH now owns 663,823 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,745,000 after buying an additional 525,965 shares during the period. I.G. Investment Management LTD. boosted its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 31.0% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 1,884,675 shares of the company’s stock worth $146,910,000 after buying an additional 445,822 shares during the period. Finally, BHF Kleinwort Benson Group S.A. boosted its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 36.2% in the fourth quarter. BHF Kleinwort Benson Group S.A. now owns 1,443,995 shares of the company’s stock worth $112,559,000 after buying an additional 383,542 shares during the period.

Exxon Mobil Corporation is an energy company. The Company is engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, manufacturing of petroleum products, and transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products. The Company also manufactures and markets petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and various specialty products.

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