Exxon Mobil (XOM) Receives Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.04
Headlines about Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Exxon Mobil earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 48.030308337115 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- ExxonMobil Corporation: Positive Growth Heading Into 2018 – Dividend.com (dividend.com)
- Exxon Mobil’s Baytown ethane cracker is mechanically complete … – Houston Business Journal (bizjournals.com)
- Exxon Mobil (XOM) Shares Cross 4% Yield Mark – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Cash Dividend On The Way From Exxon Mobil (XOM) – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Where Chevron’s Analyst Ratings Stand after Its 4Q17 Earnings (finance.yahoo.com)
Exxon Mobil (XOM) opened at $76.94 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $326,000.00, a P/E ratio of 16.62, a P/E/G ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 0.82. Exxon Mobil has a 12-month low of $76.05 and a 12-month high of $89.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 0.85 and a quick ratio of 0.54.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Investors of record on Monday, February 12th will be given a $0.77 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 9th. This represents a $3.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.00%. Exxon Mobil’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 66.52%.
Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Goldman Sachs Group set a $92.00 price target on Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and issued a $83.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil in a research note on Monday. Jefferies Group set a $84.00 price target on Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. BMO Capital Markets set a $80.00 price target on Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $81.00 price target on Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $87.42.
In other news, VP Robert N. Schleckser sold 4,877 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.37, for a total transaction of $406,595.49. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 187,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,645,464.31. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP Robert N. Schleckser sold 5,601 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.93, for a total value of $470,091.93. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 187,663 shares in the company, valued at $15,750,555.59. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 51,357 shares of company stock worth $4,273,910 over the last ninety days. 0.08% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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Exxon Mobil Company Profile
Exxon Mobil Corporation is engaged in energy business. The Company is engaged in the exploration, production, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, and the manufacture, transportation and sale of petroleum products. The Company also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and a range of specialty products.
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