Investors bought shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $315.98 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $160.17 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $155.81 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Exxon Mobil Corp. had the highest net in-flow for the day. Exxon Mobil Corp. traded down ($0.01) for the day and closed at $87.48

Several research firms recently commented on XOM. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. in a research report on Sunday, July 10th. HSBC set a $88.50 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Vetr upgraded shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.03 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Finally, Barclays PLC set a $88.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. 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 company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $86.65.

The company’s 50-day moving average is $91.91 and its 200-day moving average is $86.28. The firm has a market cap of $362.78 billion and a PE ratio of 34.74.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64 by $0.23. The company earned $57.69 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $60.23 billion. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 22.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.00 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Exxon Mobil Corp. will post $2.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 9th. Investors of record on Friday, August 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 10th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.43%.

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

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Parsec Financial Management Inc. boosted its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. Parsec Financial Management Inc. now owns 175,471 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,678,000 after buying an additional 8,843 shares during the last quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division boosted its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. First Midwest Bank Trust Division now owns 164,250 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,803,000 after buying an additional 4,152 shares in the last quarter. Flossbach Von Storch AG boosted its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 14.5% in the fourth quarter. Flossbach Von Storch AG now owns 365,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,452,000 after buying an additional 46,330 shares in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 4,374,310 shares of the company’s stock valued at $341,141,000 after buying an additional 20,211 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. boosted its position in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Cullen Frost Bankers Inc. now owns 989,263 shares of the company’s stock valued at $77,113,000 after buying an additional 6,821 shares in the last quarter.

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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