Evanston Investments Inc. dba Evanston Advisors boosted its holdings in shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 11,528 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the quarter. Evanston Investments Inc. dba Evanston Advisors’ holdings in Exxon Mobil were worth $931,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of XOM. ARGI Investment Services LLC grew its position in shares of Exxon Mobil by 2.7% in the 2nd quarter. ARGI Investment Services LLC now owns 18,265 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,475,000 after acquiring an additional 482 shares in the last quarter. ARGA Investment Management LP grew its position in shares of Exxon Mobil by 111.7% in the 2nd quarter. ARGA Investment Management LP now owns 48,900 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $3,948,000 after acquiring an additional 25,800 shares in the last quarter. Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc. boosted its position in Exxon Mobil by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter. Newman Dignan & Sheerar Inc. now owns 32,842 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $2,651,000 after purchasing an additional 1,179 shares during the period. Atwood & Palmer Inc. boosted its position in Exxon Mobil by 2.9% during the 2nd quarter. Atwood & Palmer Inc. now owns 48,650 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $3,928,000 after purchasing an additional 1,350 shares during the period. Finally, Live Your Vision LLC boosted its position in Exxon Mobil by 12.2% during the 2nd quarter. Live Your Vision LLC now owns 10,627 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $852,000 after purchasing an additional 1,152 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 51.18% of the company’s stock.

In other news, VP Robert N. Schleckser sold 5,601 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.93, for a total value of $470,091.93. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 187,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,750,555.59. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Robert Stuart Franklin sold 22,656 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.76, for a total value of $1,807,042.56. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 231,572 shares in the company, valued at approximately $18,470,182.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 33,134 shares of company stock valued at $2,683,730 in the last quarter. 0.08% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) traded down $0.68 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $82.89. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 9,357,101 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,957,676. The company has a quick ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a one year low of $76.05 and a one year high of $93.22. The firm has a market cap of $354,094.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.48, a PEG ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 0.83.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas company reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.04. Exxon Mobil had a return on equity of 8.21% and a net margin of 5.14%. The company had revenue of $66.17 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $63.51 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.63 EPS. analysts predict that Exxon Mobil Corporation will post 3.65 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 11th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be given a dividend of $0.77 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.72%. Exxon Mobil’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 100.33%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on XOM shares. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Royal Bank Of Canada reduced their price objective on Exxon Mobil from $90.00 to $85.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. BNP Paribas set a $75.00 price objective on Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Vetr lowered Exxon Mobil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $85.17 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group set a $86.00 price objective on Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Exxon Mobil presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.14.

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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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