Investors bought shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $174.71 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $96.20 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $78.51 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Exxon Mobil Corp. had the 7th highest net in-flow for the day. Exxon Mobil Corp. traded down ($1.11) for the day and closed at $87.80

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on XOM shares. Argus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. in a report on Wednesday. Credit Agricole SA reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. in a report on Tuesday. Societe Generale set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. HSBC set a $83.50 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. in a report on Monday, August 1st. 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 company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $87.25.

The stock has a market cap of $364.08 billion and a PE ratio of 34.87. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $90.87 and a 200 day moving average of $87.16.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) last posted its earnings results on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64 by $0.23. The business had revenue of $57.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $60.23 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.00 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 22.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Exxon Mobil Corp. will post $2.36 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 10th.

In other news, 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 transaction, the vice president now owns 208,033 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $18,891,476.73. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, 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 completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 230,299 shares in the company, valued at approximately $20,496,611. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Parsec Financial Management Inc. increased its position in shares of 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. Puplava Financial Services Inc. increased its position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 27.9% in the fourth quarter. Puplava Financial Services Inc. now owns 90,751 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,074,000 after buying an additional 19,804 shares during the last quarter. Savant Capital LLC increased its position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 9.2% in the fourth quarter. Savant Capital LLC now owns 39,374 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,069,000 after buying an additional 3,317 shares during the last quarter. Goelzer Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 10.0% in the fourth quarter. Goelzer Investment Management Inc. now owns 108,103 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,427,000 after buying an additional 9,814 shares during the last quarter. Finally, ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc. increased its position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 11.3% in the fourth quarter. ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 62,295 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,856,000 after buying an additional 6,300 shares during 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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