Exxon Mobil stock: buy or sell?

XOM stock price: $75.90 -0.01% At close on May 20th, 2019

Updated on:
May 20th, 2019

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Exxon Mobil shares stayed constant -0.01% to $75.90 today. Monday was the 3rd red session in a row, sliding in full a -0.62%.

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?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Following a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Exxon Mobil stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

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 fall 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 post stock ratings everyday. 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
2019-5-16Morgan 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
2019-3-7Royal Bank of Canadan/aOutperform
2019-3-7Credit Suisse Groupn/aNeutral
2019-2-6Argusn/aBuy
2019-2-4Barclaysn/aSell

Exxon Mobil stock analysis

Daily outlook

Exxon Mobil shares stayed stable -0.01% to $75.90 today.

Shares of Exxon Mobil closed today at $75.90 and stayed constant a tight -0.01%. Since May 2nd when XOM stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-1.88 per share (-2.42%).

XOM stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Exxon Mobil ended this week at $75.90 and remained stable a tight -0.01%. For 5 weeks in a row, price slid and lost a -5.39%.

If you observe the weekly chart, price is in a simple uptrend, tested $74.91 level and now climbing back aiming its last top at $82.54. Since this week when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, XOM price slipped $-0.01 per share (-0.01%). Since late April, when XOM stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-3.68 per share (-4.62%). Trading stocks that are below the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.

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 $85.10

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable 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. For the last month we found 12 price predictions for XOM stock:
XOM stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
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%
2019-3-7Royal Bank of CanadaRaises Targetn/a$100.00-
2019-3-7Credit Suisse GroupSet Price Targetn/a$79.00-
2019-2-4BarclaysSet Price Targetn/a$82.00-
(in average)$87.30$85.10-3.0%
The price forecast for Exxon Mobil stock is $85.10, moving in a range between $100.00 and $75.00. In average, analysts' outlook on XOM price target is negative, downgrading the forecast by a -3.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report on April/25, Exxon Mobil decreased an awful -6.63%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
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

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an extraordinary increase of 17.78% to $279,332.00 M USD. In contrary, its profit margin (compared to revenues) stayed constant to 7.46%, that is $20,840.00 million.

To have an up to date view 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 income was $18,540.00 million dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Exxon Mobil business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, remained stable a lame -0.65%. Similarly, profit margin (net income/revenues) stayed stable at 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% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $2,350.00 M with a profit margin of 3.69%. Profit margin eased a -5.10% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 8.79%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Exxon Mobil sales marked a disappointing drop down and depreciated 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 buy shares of a company, it's worth to have a look 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.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

XOMBPCOPCVXE
Market cap$321.1 B$852.4 B$70.6 B$229.6 B$119.8 B
Total shares4,230.0 M20,010.0 M1,130.0 M1,900.0 M3,640.0 M
Float shares4,220.0 M3,330.0 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, May 20th, 2019
Open$76.05
Close$75.90
Day range$75.67 - $76.36
Previous close$75.91
Session gain-0.01%
Average true range$1.11
50d mov avg$79.14
100d mov avg$76.07
200d mov avg$76.88
Daily patternlt02a
Weekly pattern lb01a

Exxon Mobil performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared Exxon Mobil against BP p.l.c, , Chevron, ENI S.p.A, Hess, HollyFrontier, Honeywell International, Occidental Petroleum, and Total in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
XOMExxon Mobil-2.10%2.82%0.65%
BPBP p.l.c1.82%9.96%1.74%
COP-10.30%-1.19%-2.91%
CVXChevron2.21%8.50%2.83%
EENI S.p.A-3.88%-3.55%-10.98%
HESHess14.58%14.92%3.33%
HFCHollyFrontier-20.88%-23.17%-38.97%
HONHoneywell Interna...10.06%18.32%18.65%
OXYOccidental Petrol...-17.90%-21.57%-32.26%
PSX-12.32%-3.27%-24.38%
TOTTotal-2.23%4.29%-2.78%

Exxon Mobil competitors

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