Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) Stock Price

News headlines about Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Exxon Mobil Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.1201200870933 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE XOM) traded up 0.50% during trading on Friday, reaching $76.64. 14,324,342 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a 12 month low of $76.05 and a 12 month high of $93.22. The firm has a market cap of $324.73 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.63 and a beta of 0.81. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $79.94 and its 200-day moving average price is $81.47.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The oil and gas company reported $0.78 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.05. Exxon Mobil Corporation had a net margin of 4.75% and a return on equity of 7.62%. The firm had revenue of $62.88 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $61.35 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Exxon Mobil Corporation will post $3.42 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 11th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th will be given a dividend of $0.77 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $3.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.02%. Exxon Mobil Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 111.19%.

A number of brokerages have commented on XOM. Maxim Group began coverage on shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation in a report on Thursday, May 11th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Bank of America Corporation raised shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $95.00 to $100.00 in a report on Thursday, May 11th. Vetr lowered shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.71 price objective on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $96.00 target price on shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, Hilliard Lyons initiated coverage on shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. They issued a “term buy” rating and a $90.00 target price on the stock. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Exxon Mobil Corporation currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $84.94.

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In other Exxon Mobil Corporation news, Director Steven Reinemund sold 1,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.23, for a total value of $88,253.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 43,125 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,459,918.75. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.08% of the company’s stock.

About Exxon Mobil Corporation

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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