Traders 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 equities 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 a number of recent research reports. Barclays PLC cut their price target 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 company a “buy” rating in a report 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 report 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 report 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 report on Tuesday, July 5th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.25.

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

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

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be given 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 news, VP Neil A. Chapman sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.00, for a total value of $1,068,000.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 230,299 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $20,496,611. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Bradley W. Corson sold 6,000 shares of the company’s 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 approximately $18,891,476.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Roosevelt Investment Group Inc. increased its position in 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 during 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 worth $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 worth $3,173,000 after buying an additional 1,392 shares in the last quarter. Hemenway Trust Co LLC increased its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Hemenway Trust Co LLC now owns 54,559 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,253,000 after buying an additional 1,836 shares in the last quarter. Finally, 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 worth $3,314,000 after buying an additional 3,250 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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