Exxon Mobil stock: buy or sell?

XOM stock price: $45.04 -2.60% At close on May 28th, 2020

Updated on:
May 28th, 2020


Exxon Mobil eased a shocking -2.60% and closed at $45.04. On May 18th XOM boosted a dazzling 7.37%.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada\u002FSouth America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia\u002FOceania.

Should I buy Exxon Mobil stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to choose your own trading plan that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Exxon Mobil stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean XOM will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is Exxon Mobil stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for XOM stock for the last 30 days.

Exxon Mobil stock analysis

Daily outlook

Exxon Mobil closed today at $45.04 and eased a shocking -2.60%.

Exxon Mobil ended today at $45.04 and eased a shocking -2.60%. From a daily perspective, XOM is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($43.45, on Friday) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($47.14, yesterday) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top XOM might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $47.14 or down under $43.45. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed down on January, XOM fell $-21.88 per share (-32.70%).

XOM stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting a super good 5.83% in a week last week, Exxon Mobil closed this week at $45.04 and raised a slightly fine 0.99%. By mid May XOM plunged a chilling -7.86% in just one week.

XOM shows a long term strength with several rising tops and rising bottoms. It left a new bottom at $40.20 by mid May. Previous top ($46.77) will play as a resistance in possible new gains. Since mid July 2019, when XOM stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-28.23 per share (-38.53%). Stocks below the 200 days moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

XOM stock chart (weekly)

Exxon Mobil stock price history

Exxon Mobil stock historical price chart

XOM stock reached 52-week highs on July at $73.55, and all-time highs 2014-07-29 with a price of 82.34.

Exxon Mobil stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price target for Exxon Mobil stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

, when Exxon Mobil published its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
XOM earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw an amazing increase of 17.78% to $279,332.00 M USD. Nevertheless, its income margin (compared to sales) remained stable to 7.46%, that is $20,840.00 million.

To have an updated picture of the financial situation of Exxon Mobil, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Exxon Mobil TTM sales up to March 2019 were $277,521.00 and earnings were $18,540.00 million USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Exxon Mobil business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed constant a lame -0.65%. Regarding profit margin, Exxon Mobil stayed constant -0.78% to 7.46%

XOM annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$390,250 M-$32,580 M8.3%-
2014$394,105 M0.99%$32,520 M8.3%-0.18%
2015$259,488 M-34.16%$16,150 M6.2%-50.34%
2016$218,608 M-15.75%$7,840 M3.6%-51.46%
2017$237,162 M8.49%$19,710 M8.3%151.40%
2018$279,332 M17.78%$20,840 M7.5%5.73%
TTM $277,521 M-0.65%$18,540 M6.7%-11.04%

Quarterly financial results

Exxon Mobil reported $63,625.00 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -6.78% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $2,350.00 M with a profit margin of 3.69%. Profit margin dropped a -5.10% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 8.79%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Exxon Mobil sales marked an unpleasant correction and decreased a -2.77%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Exxon Mobil posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
XOM quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$55,240 M-$3,350 M6.1%-
2017-Q3$64,415 M16.61%$3,970 M6.2%18.51%
2017-Q4$65,312 M1.39%$8,380 M12.8%111.08%
2018-Q1$65,436 M0.19%$4,650 M7.1%-44.51%
2018-Q2$71,456 M9.20%$3,950 M5.5%-15.05%
2018-Q3$74,187 M3.82%$6,240 M8.4%57.97%
2018-Q4$68,253 M-8.00%$6,000 M8.8%-3.85%
2019-Q1$63,625 M-6.78%$2,350 M3.7%-60.83%

Exxon Mobil ownership

When you are planning to buy a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Exxon Mobil shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.08% of all shares.

In case of Exxon Mobil stock, 56.77% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for XOM stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Exxon Mobil:

Market cap$190.5 B
Total shares4,230.0 M
Float shares4,220.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)56.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Exxon Mobil summary

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
Day range$44.98 - $46.46
Previous close$46.24
Session gain-2.60%
Average true range$1.83
50d mov avg$41.17
100d mov avg$49.07
200d mov avg$57.93
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb03a

Exxon Mobil performance

To better understand Exxon Mobil performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared Exxon Mobil against in the following table:
XOMExxon Mobil-10.74%-31.64%-32.57%

Exxon Mobil competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Exxon Mobil competitor. This doesn't mean Exxon Mobil does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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