Investors bought shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $376.89 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $102.22 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $274.67 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 ($0.38) for the day and closed at $87.14

XOM has been the subject of several recent research reports. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. set a $94.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Independent Research GmbH set a $90.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $78.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, May 9th. HSBC set a $85.50 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. Finally, Collins Stewart reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $87.25.

The firm has a market cap of $360.10 billion and a PE ratio of 34.49. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $89.43 and its 200 day moving average is $87.69.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share 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 analysts’ expectations of $60.23 billion. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 22.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.00 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Exxon Mobil Corp. will post $2.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be paid a $0.75 dividend. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 10th.

In other news, VP Robert Stuart Franklin sold 13,855 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.93, for a total value of $1,218,270.15. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 213,256 shares in the company, valued at $18,751,600.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Bradley W. Corson sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.81, for a total transaction of $544,860.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 208,033 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $18,891,476.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in XOM. Roosevelt Investment Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Roosevelt Investment Group Inc. now owns 19,952 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,555,000 after buying an additional 373 shares in the last quarter. Bruni J V & Co. Co. increased its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 3.8% in the fourth quarter. Bruni J V & Co. Co. now owns 30,260 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,359,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares in the last quarter. Braver Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Braver Wealth Management LLC now owns 40,709 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,173,000 after buying an additional 1,392 shares in the last quarter. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. increased its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 8.3% in the fourth quarter. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. now owns 42,510 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,314,000 after buying an additional 3,250 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Homrich & Berg increased its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Homrich & Berg now owns 46,447 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,621,000 after buying an additional 494 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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