Traders bought shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) on weakness during trading hours on Friday after an insider sold shares in the company. $165.69 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $113.10 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $52.59 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Exxon Mobil Corp. had the 5th highest net in-flow for the day. Exxon Mobil Corp. traded down ($0.52) for the day and closed at $85.23Specifically, VP Robert Stuart Franklin sold 13,855 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.93, for a total value of $1,218,270.15. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 213,256 shares in the company, valued at approximately $18,751,600.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP Neil A. Chapman sold 16,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.00, for a total value of $1,392,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 222,299 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $19,340,013. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.14% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have weighed in on XOM. Vetr cut Exxon Mobil Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $89.16 target price for the company. in a report on Wednesday, September 28th. Societe Generale set a $105.00 target price on Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 15th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. set a $98.00 target price on Exxon Mobil Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 1st. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $102.00 target price on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Morningstar Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.34.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $86.15 and its 200-day moving average is $88.45. The stock has a market cap of $353.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.96 and a beta of 0.86.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 28th. The company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.03. Exxon Mobil Corp. had a return on equity of 5.04% and a net margin of 3.98%. The business had revenue of $58.68 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $61.34 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.01 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 12.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Exxon Mobil Corp. will post $2.24 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 9th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 10th will be given a $0.75 dividend. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 8th. Exxon Mobil Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 140.19%.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 0.4% in the second quarter. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 2,708 shares of the company’s stock valued at $254,000 after buying an additional 10 shares during the period. Alpha Windward LLC boosted its position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 0.3% in the third quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 5,246 shares of the company’s stock valued at $458,000 after buying an additional 14 shares during the period. Capital Asset Advisory Services LLC boosted its position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 0.4% in the second quarter. Capital Asset Advisory Services LLC now owns 3,394 shares of the company’s stock valued at $318,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the period. Elefante Mark B boosted its position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 0.6% in the second quarter. Elefante Mark B now owns 2,727 shares of the company’s stock valued at $257,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the period. Finally, Jag Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. by 0.3% in the third quarter. Jag Capital Management LLC now owns 4,785 shares of the company’s stock valued at $418,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 50.34% of the company’s stock.

Exxon Mobil Corp. Company Profile

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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