Exxon Mobil (XOM) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.10

News coverage about Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Exxon Mobil earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.3243459035848 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) traded down $0.27 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $82.76. The stock had a trading volume of 11,307,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,966,153. The company has a market cap of $350,660.00, a P/E ratio of 23.32, a P/E/G ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. Exxon Mobil has a 52-week low of $76.05 and a 52-week high of $93.22.

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

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were given a dividend of $0.77 per share. This represents a $3.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. Exxon Mobil’s dividend payout ratio is currently 100.33%.

XOM has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price target on Exxon Mobil from $90.00 to $85.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 16th. BNP Paribas set a $75.00 price target on Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Vetr cut Exxon Mobil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $85.17 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group set a $86.00 price objective on Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $86.20.

In other Exxon Mobil news, VP Robert N. Schleckser sold 4,877 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.37, for a total value of $406,595.49. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 187,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,645,464.31. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, 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 transaction, the vice president now directly owns 187,663 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,750,555.59. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 62,013 shares of company stock worth $5,084,352. Corporate insiders own 0.08% of the company’s stock.

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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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