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 equities 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 subject of several recent analyst reports. Barclays PLC decreased their target price on Exxon Mobil Corp. to $100.00 in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. set a $94.00 target price on Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 9th. Vetr upgraded Exxon Mobil Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.34 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 31st. Argus upgraded Exxon Mobil Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, May 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Exxon Mobil Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $87.25.

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $89.20 and a 200-day moving average of $87.68. The firm has a market cap of $362.50 billion and a PE ratio of 34.72.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (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 in the previous year, the business posted $1.00 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 22.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Exxon Mobil Corp. will post $2.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.43%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 10th.

In other news, VP Neil A. Chapman sold 12,000 shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. stock in a transaction 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 transaction, the vice president now directly owns 230,299 shares in the company, valued at approximately $20,496,611. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Bradley W. Corson sold 6,000 shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. stock in a transaction 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 in the company, valued at $18,891,476.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other institutional investors recently modified their holdings of the company. Hawkins Capital L.P. bought a new position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. during the fourth quarter worth about $5,698,000. Hemenway Trust Co LLC boosted its position 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 during the last quarter. Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc. boosted its position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 7.6% in the fourth quarter. Pettyjohn Wood & White Inc. now owns 128,994 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,055,000 after buying an additional 9,107 shares during the last quarter. Bruni J V & Co. Co. boosted its position 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 during the last quarter. Finally, RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 26.0% in the fourth quarter. RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC now owns 919,562 shares of the company’s stock worth $71,680,000 after buying an additional 189,835 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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