Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund lifted its holdings in Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) by 3.0% during the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 1,001,735 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 28,919 shares during the quarter. Exxon Mobil makes up approximately 1.6% of Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund’s portfolio, making the stock its 6th biggest position. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund’s holdings in Exxon Mobil were worth $82,122,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Exxon Mobil by 3.5% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 309,411,379 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $24,978,780,000 after buying an additional 10,366,636 shares in the last quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in Exxon Mobil by 136,463.4% during the 2nd quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 7,139,533 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $576,374,000 after buying an additional 7,134,305 shares in the last quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Exxon Mobil by 8,029.5% during the 2nd quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 3,741,755 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $46,349,000 after buying an additional 3,695,728 shares in the last quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. lifted its holdings in Exxon Mobil by 22.6% during the 3rd quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 13,818,741 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,132,860,000 after buying an additional 2,546,570 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its position in shares of Exxon Mobil by 365.5% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,658,225 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $214,591,000 after acquiring an additional 2,087,165 shares during the last quarter. 51.28% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several brokerages have commented on XOM. Barclays cut shares of Exxon Mobil from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $91.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Tuesday. Vetr upgraded shares of Exxon Mobil from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $87.50 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $87.00 target price on shares of Exxon Mobil in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Credit Suisse Group dropped their target price on shares of Exxon Mobil from $84.00 to $80.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of Exxon Mobil in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.42.

Shares of Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE XOM) opened at $75.78 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 0.85 and a quick ratio of 0.54. Exxon Mobil Co. has a 1 year low of $73.90 and a 1 year high of $89.30. The company has a market cap of $319,860.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.37, a P/E/G ratio of 1.04 and a beta of 0.82.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 2nd. The oil and gas company reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by ($0.18). Exxon Mobil had a net margin of 7.61% and a return on equity of 8.09%. The firm had revenue of $66.52 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $74.41 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.41 EPS. Exxon Mobil’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Exxon Mobil Co. will post 4.85 earnings per share for the current year.

The company 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. This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 9th. Exxon Mobil’s dividend payout ratio is currently 66.52%.

In related news, VP Bradley W. Corson sold 19,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.01, for a total value of $1,618,695.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 229,774 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,073,539.74. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Neil A. Chapman sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.05, for a total transaction of $996,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 291,385 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $24,199,524.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 51,357 shares of company stock valued at $4,273,910. 0.08% of the stock is owned by corporate 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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