Exxon Mobil stock: buy or sell?

XOM stock price: $77.08 -0.71% At close on July 15th, 2019

Updated on:
July 15th, 2019

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Shares of Exxon Mobil closed today at $77.08 and slightly fell an ugly -0.71%.

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?

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Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MAYes
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Exxon Mobil stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 15 ratings published for XOM stock in the last 30 days.

Is XOM a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-2Credit Suisse Groupn/aHold
2019-7-12Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-6-24Morgan Stanleyn/aHold
2019-5-23HSBCn/aNeutral
2019-5-16Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-5-13HSBCBuyHold
2019-4-8Tudor PickeringHoldHold
2019-4-3Wells Fargo & CoMarket PerformMarket Perform
2019-4-26JPMorgan Chase & Co.n/aNeutral
2019-4-26JPMorgan Chase & Co.n/aNeutral
2019-4-26Goldman Sachs Groupn/aNeutral
2019-4-26Goldman Sachs Groupn/aNeutral
2019-4-25Royal Bank of Canadan/aBuy
2019-4-1Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-3-8CowenOutperformMarket Perform

Exxon Mobil stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of Exxon Mobil slightly fell an ugly -0.71% and closed at $77.08.

Exxon Mobil closed today at $77.08 and slightly fell an ugly -0.71%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on July 8th, XOM climbed $0.95 (1.25%). On June 10th, SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up triggering a rise of 3.35%.

XOM stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Exxon Mobil ended this week at $77.08 and depreciated an unpleasant -0.71%. Early June XOM boosted a brilliant 5.11% in just one week.

Exxon Mobil is in a clear downtrend, marking successive falling tops and bottoms. Now is trading in between the - range. If the support holds the price, this might mark a double bottom configuration and create a flat-base to reverse this downtrend. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid June, XOM climbed $2.73 (3.67%). Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up late May, XOM price climbed $2.98 per share (4.02%).

XOM stock chart (weekly)

Exxon Mobil stock price history

Exxon Mobil stock historical price chart

XOM stock reached 52-week highs on September at $84.56, and all-time highs 2014-07-29 with a price of 87.24.

Exxon Mobil stock price target is $84.10

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' XOM stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We found 13 price predictions for XOM stock posted in the last 30 days:
XOM stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-2Credit Suisse GroupSet Price Targetn/a$79.00-
2019-7-12Morgan StanleyLowers Target$84.00$83.00-1.2%
2019-6-24Morgan StanleySet Price Targetn/a$84.00-
2019-5-23HSBCSet Price Targetn/a$86.50-
2019-5-16Morgan StanleyLowers Target$86.00$85.00-1.2%
2019-4-8Tudor PickeringInitiatesn/a$82.49-
2019-4-3Wells Fargo & CoRaises Target$76.00$80.005.3%
2019-4-26JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price Targetn/a$87.00-
2019-4-26JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiteratesn/a$87.00-
2019-4-26Goldman Sachs GroupSet Price Targetn/a$82.00-
2019-4-26Goldman Sachs GroupReiteratesn/a$82.00-
2019-4-25Royal Bank of CanadaSet Price Targetn/a$100.00-
2019-3-8CowenDowngrades$100.00$75.00-25%
(in average)$86.50$84.10-3.0%
The price forecast for Exxon Mobil stock is $84.10, moving in a range between $100.00 and $75.00. In average, analysts' outlook on XOM price forecast is negative, downgrading the target by a -3.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since April, when Exxon Mobil presented its last earnings report, it declined a tragic -5.18%. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this review.
XOM earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.78n/a
2017-Q32017-10-270.860.938.1%
2017-Q42018-02-021.040.88-15.4%
2018-Q12018-04-271.141.09-4.4%
2018-Q22018-07-271.260.92-27.0%
2018-Q32018-11-021.211.4620.7%
2018-Q42019-02-011.081.5139.8%
2019-Q12019-04-250.93n/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, Exxon Mobil annual turnover climbed an exceptional 17.78% to $279,332.00 million USD from $237,162.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, on the other hand, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) remained constant a -0.85% to 7.46%.

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 M dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Exxon Mobil business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed stable an unpleasant -0.65%. Regarding profit margin, Exxon Mobil stayed steady -0.78% to 7.46%

XOM annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
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 fell 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 a lame drop down and decreased a -2.77%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Exxon Mobil posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
XOM quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
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 invest in a stock, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Exxon Mobil, 0.09% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Exxon Mobil stock, 55.56% 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:

XOMBPCOPCVXE
Market cap$326.0 B$138.3 B$68.5 B$238.9 B$60.8 B
Total shares4,230.0 M3,400.0 M1,130.0 M1,900.0 M1,820.0 M
Float shares4,220.0 M3,310.0 M1,130.0 M1,900.0 M1,270.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)55.6%11.3%75.1%67.5%1.7%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.1%0.0%0.1%0.1%0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

Exxon Mobil summary

Monday, July 15th, 2019
Open$77.63
Close$77.08
Day range$76.89 - $77.74
Previous close$77.63
Session gain-0.71%
Average true range$0.94
50d mov avg$75.42
100d mov avg$77.55
200d mov avg$76.27
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt02a

Exxon Mobil performance

To better understand Exxon Mobil performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For Exxon Mobil, the benchmark is made against BP p.l.c, , Chevron, ENI S.p.A, Hess, HollyFrontier, Honeywell International, Occidental Petroleum, and Total.
Stock3m6m12m
XOMExxon Mobil-3.90%8.00%-1.17%
BPBP p.l.c-7.02%2.73%-3.28%
COP-7.50%-9.83%-12.18%
CVXChevron5.92%12.12%6.91%
EENI S.p.A-3.41%5.13%-7.45%
HESHess-4.09%24.20%-3.47%
HFCHollyFrontier2.13%-13.09%-30.83%
HONHoneywell Interna...4.01%24.62%21.71%
OXYOccidental Petrol...-15.15%-20.80%-34.70%
PSX6.96%8.00%-5.31%
TOTTotal1.13%6.45%-3.18%

Exxon Mobil competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to have a look a list of its competitors, in this case for Exxon Mobil. We selected 10 companies as Exxon Mobil competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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