Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) saw unusually-high trading volume on Friday . Approximately 14,754,564 shares traded hands during mid-day 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 equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Independent Research GmbH set a $90.00 price objective on Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, May 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $82.00 price objective on Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 6th. Argus raised Exxon Mobil Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Morgan Stanley set a $95.00 price objective on Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, June 13th. Finally, Morningstar reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. in a report on Wednesday, April 6th. Seven equities 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 company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.09.

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

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.23. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.00 EPS. The firm had revenue of $57.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $60.23 billion. Exxon Mobil Corp.’s quarterly revenue was down 22.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Exxon Mobil Corp. will post $2.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal 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 issued a $0.75 dividend. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.37%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 10th.

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

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of XOM. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position 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 valued at $2,101,007,000 after buying an additional 2,067,207 shares during the period. Agran Libbie boosted its position 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 valued at $7,589,000 after buying an additional 9,638,427 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 7,994,708 shares of the company’s stock valued at $623,187,000 after buying an additional 126,377 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 5,974,942 shares of the company’s stock valued at $465,747,000 after buying an additional 83,371 shares during the period. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 5.6% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 5,176,670 shares of the company’s stock valued at $403,521,000 after buying an additional 276,090 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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