Exxon Mobil stock: buy or sell?

XOM stock price: $72.08 -0.35% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019

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Shares of Exxon Mobil depreciated a lame -0.35% and closed at $72.08. With Friday it's been 4 red days in a row.

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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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 is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Exxon Mobil stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 15 ratings published for XOM stock in the last month.

Is XOM a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-6DZ BankSellHold
2019-8-5Bank of American/aBuy
2019-8-29Independent Researchn/aNeutral
2019-8-23UBS Groupn/aNeutral
2019-8-2Royal Bank of Canadan/aNeutral
2019-8-2Royal Bank of Canadan/aNeutral
2019-8-2JPMorgan Chase & Co.n/aNeutral
2019-8-2JPMorgan Chase & Co.n/aNeutral
2019-8-2Credit Suisse Groupn/aNeutral
2019-8-2Credit Suisse Groupn/aNeutral
2019-8-19Barclaysn/aEqual Weight
2019-7-2Credit Suisse Groupn/aHold
2019-7-18Royal Bank of CanadaOutperformSector Perform
2019-7-12Morgan Stanleyn/aEqual Weight
2019-6-24Morgan Stanleyn/aHold

Exxon Mobil stock analysis

Daily outlook

Exxon Mobil shares depreciated -0.35% to $72.08 today.

Shares of Exxon Mobil ended today at $72.08 and depreciated a lame -0.35%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on July, XOM fell $-4.05 per share (-5.32%). From a daily perspective, XOM is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($70.70, on Sep 12th) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($75.18, on Monday) 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 $75.18 or down under $70.70.

XOM stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Exxon Mobil shares decreased -0.77% this week, ending at $72.08.

Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down by mid July, XOM fell $-4.60 per share (-6.00%). 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 at $83.53, and all-time highs 2014-07-29 with a price of 86.17.

Exxon Mobil stock price target is $83.30

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. 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. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. We have 13 price forecasts for XOM stock posted in the last 30 days:
XOM stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-5Bank of AmericaReiteratesn/a$100.00-
2019-8-29Independent ResearchSet Price Targetn/a$74.00-
2019-8-23UBS GroupLowers Target$87.00$75.00-13.8%
2019-8-2Royal Bank of CanadaSet Price Targetn/a$90.00-
2019-8-2Royal Bank of CanadaReiteratesn/a$90.00-
2019-8-2JPMorgan Chase & Co.Set Price Targetn/a$85.00-
2019-8-2JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiteratesn/a$85.00-
2019-8-2Credit Suisse GroupSet Price Targetn/a$74.00-
2019-8-2Credit Suisse GroupReiteratesn/a$74.00-
2019-7-2Credit Suisse GroupSet Price Targetn/a$79.00-
2019-7-18Royal Bank of CanadaDowngrades$100.00$90.00-10%
2019-7-12Morgan StanleyLowers Target$84.00$83.00-1.2%
2019-6-24Morgan StanleySet Price Targetn/a$84.00-
(in average)$90.30$83.30-8.0%
Moving in a range from $100.00 and $74.00, the price prediction for Exxon Mobil stock is $83.30. In average, analysts' outlook on XOM price target is negative, downgrading the forecast by a -8.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on April, Exxon Mobil . 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 outstanding growth of 17.78% to $279,332.00 M USD. On the other hand, its profit margin (compared to sales) 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 earnings were $18,540.00 M USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Exxon Mobil business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, remained constant a lame -0.65%. In the same way, profit margin (net income/sales) stayed constant 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 revenues for 2019-Q1, a -6.78% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $2,350.00 M with a profit margin of 3.69%. Profit margin slipped 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 loss and slightly fell 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 stock, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.

Exxon Mobil shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.09% of all shares.

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$304.9 B$132.6 B$67.6 B$236.2 B$57.5 B
Total shares4,230.0 M3,400.0 M1,110.0 M1,900.0 M1,820.0 M
Float shares4,220.0 M3,320.0 M1,110.0 M1,900.0 M1,230.0 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

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Open$72.49
Close$72.08
Day range$71.86 - $72.50
Previous close$72.33
Session gain-0.35%
Average true range$1.19
50d mov avg$71.36
100d mov avg$72.92
200d mov avg$73.76
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lb06a

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-6.07%-8.28%-11.48%
BPBP p.l.c-6.61%-8.47%-7.32%
COP1.40%-6.96%-18.70%
CVXChevron0.53%3.04%6.79%
EENI S.p.A-4.33%-8.30%-13.48%
HESHess7.58%12.55%-5.37%
HFCHollyFrontier20.21%5.57%-19.20%
HONHoneywell Interna...-2.92%9.13%7.19%
OXYOccidental Petrol...-8.10%-27.56%-39.21%
PSX15.04%9.69%-4.12%
TOTTotal-2.67%-2.46%-11.51%

Exxon Mobil competitors

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