Investors bought shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $243.03 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $163.93 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $79.10 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Exxon Mobil Corp. had the 5th highest net in-flow for the day. Exxon Mobil Corp. traded down ($0.71) for the day and closed at $90.20

A number of brokerages have recently commented on XOM. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $102.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. in a research note on Thursday. Vetr raised shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $95.77 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. set a $102.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. HSBC set a $88.50 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. in a research note on Sunday, July 10th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.09.

The company has a market capitalization of $368.84 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.65. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $92.29 and a 200 day moving average price of $85.99.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be given a $0.75 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 10th. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.37%.

In other news, VP Neil A. Chapman sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.00, for a total value of $1,068,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 230,299 shares in the company, valued at $20,496,611. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Bradley W. Corson sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 208,033 shares in the company, valued at $18,891,476.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds recently modified their holdings of the stock. Independence Trust CO increased its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Independence Trust CO now owns 25,736 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,006,000 after buying an additional 496 shares during the period. Rockland Trust Co. increased its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 47.4% in the fourth quarter. Rockland Trust Co. now owns 124,053 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,670,000 after buying an additional 39,883 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 9.3% in the fourth quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 2,738,478 shares of the company’s stock valued at $213,465,000 after buying an additional 232,359 shares during the period. Farmers Trust Co. increased its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Farmers Trust Co. now owns 127,337 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,926,000 after buying an additional 511 shares during the period. Finally, BB&T Corp increased its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. BB&T Corp now owns 837,898 shares of the company’s stock valued at $65,315,000 after buying an additional 28,644 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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