Investors bought shares of Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $482.12 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $367.90 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $114.22 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Exxon Mobil had the 10th highest net in-flow for the day. Exxon Mobil traded down ($0.87) for the day and closed at $76.07

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group set a $92.00 target price on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of Exxon Mobil in a report on Monday, February 5th. Jefferies Group set a $84.00 target price on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. BMO Capital Markets set a $80.00 target price on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $81.00 target price on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.42.

The firm has a market capitalization of $319,860.00, a P/E ratio of 16.37, a PEG ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a current ratio of 0.85.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 2nd. The oil and gas company reported $0.88 earnings per share (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 business had revenue of $66.52 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $74.41 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.41 EPS. Exxon Mobil’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Exxon Mobil Co. will post 4.85 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be paid a $0.77 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 9th. This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.06%. Exxon Mobil’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 66.52%.

In other news, VP Robert N. Schleckser sold 5,601 shares of the company’s 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 completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 187,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,750,555.59. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Robert N. Schleckser sold 4,877 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.37, for a total transaction of $406,595.49. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 187,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,645,464.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 51,357 shares of company stock valued at $4,273,910 in the last ninety days. 0.08% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in XOM. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position 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 valued at $24,978,780,000 after buying an additional 10,366,636 shares during the period. First Eagle Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Exxon Mobil by 136,463.4% in 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 purchasing an additional 7,134,305 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp raised its holdings in Exxon Mobil by 37,429.2% in the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 3,774,313 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $309,285,000 after purchasing an additional 3,764,256 shares in the last quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Exxon Mobil by 8,029.5% in 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 purchasing an additional 3,695,728 shares in the last quarter. Finally, APG Asset Management N.V. raised its holdings in Exxon Mobil by 22.2% in the 4th quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 16,887,241 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,176,257,000 after purchasing an additional 3,068,500 shares in the last quarter. 51.28% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Exxon Mobil

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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