Traders bought shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $154.85 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $114.34 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $40.51 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Exxon Mobil Corp. had the 15th highest net in-flow for the day. Exxon Mobil Corp. traded down ($0.30) for the day and closed at $86.84

XOM has been the topic of a number of research reports. Barclays PLC dropped their price objective on Exxon Mobil Corp. to $100.00 in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. set a $94.00 price objective on Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 9th. Vetr raised Exxon Mobil Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.34 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 31st. 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 research note on Wednesday, May 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Exxon Mobil Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Seven equities 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. Exxon Mobil Corp. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $87.25.

The stock has a market capitalization of $362.50 billion and a PE ratio of 34.72. The company’s 50-day moving average is $89.20 and its 200-day moving average is $87.68.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.23. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.00 earnings per share. The company earned $57.69 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $60.23 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 22.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Exxon Mobil Corp. will post $2.37 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 10th.

In other Exxon Mobil Corp. news, VP Bradley W. Corson sold 6,000 shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. 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 sale, the vice president now owns 208,033 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $18,891,476.73. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Robert Stuart Franklin sold 13,855 shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. 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 directly owns 213,256 shares in the company, valued at approximately $18,751,600.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Baird Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,168,743 shares of the company’s stock valued at $91,103,000 after buying an additional 18,402 shares in the last quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 6.1% in the fourth quarter. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. now owns 265,953 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,731,000 after buying an additional 15,351 shares in the last quarter. South Texas Money Management Ltd. increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 3.7% in the fourth quarter. South Texas Money Management Ltd. now owns 96,650 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,534,000 after buying an additional 3,438 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. by 3.8% in the fourth quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 20,203,119 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,574,848,000 after buying an additional 745,883 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Braver Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in 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.

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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