Is Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) A Safe Bet For Investors?

  • Is Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) A Safe Bet For Investors?

Is Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) A Safe Bet For Investors?

The Cacti Asset Management Llc holds 418,335 shares with $34.07 million value, up from 349,220 last quarter. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Exxon Mobil by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter.

A top Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) official confirmed a multi-billion dollar plan under consideration to double U.S. light crude oil refining capacity along the U.S. Gulf Coast to take advantage of the nation's growing shale oil production. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Riverpoint Capital Management Llc increased Bank New York Mellon Corp (BK) stake by 1.31% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Yorkville Cap Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.23% or 11,410 shares. (NASDAQ:AAPL). First Washington Corporation has 1.22% invested in Apple Inc.

The stock decreased 3.23% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $1.2. About 11.22 million shares traded. It is down 40.51% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Investors of record on Monday, February 12th were given a dividend of $0.77 per share. They expect $1.21 EPS, up 27.37 % or $0.26 from last year's $0.95 per share. It dropped, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. 9 funds opened positions while 5 raised stakes. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $1.48/share and a low EPS of $0.99/share. Exxon Mobil accounts for approximately 0.7% of Sand Hill Global Advisors LLC's investment portfolio, making the stock its 26th biggest holding. Lyons Wealth Management Llc holds 9,409 shares or 1.04% of its portfolio. The current share price indicates that stock is -15.74% away from its one year high and is moving 2.28% ahead of its 52-week low. Barclays Capital maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Thursday, September 3 with "Underweight" rating. 22,084 are owned by Balasa Dinverno And Foltz Lc.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) gross margin percentage stands at 31.5% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 5.1 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 8.3 Percent. Chicago Equity Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.98% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Huntington Natl Bank accumulated 1.91M shares. The institutional investor held 1.57 million shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $128.69M, up from 1.52 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. After $0.88 actual EPS reported by Exxon Mobil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 37.50% EPS growth. Moller Fincl Services accumulated 6,683 shares. Tracking ROA value which gives an idea as to how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. Leavell Investment Mgmt reported 69,649 shares.

Petroleum & Resources Corp increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp. BERY's profit will be $116.72 million for 15.85 P/E if the $0.89 EPS becomes a reality.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $5.23 million activity. Milton Bryan W sold 7,281 shares worth $606,082. The insider Wascom Dennis G sold 2,412 shares worth $200,293.

In other news, VP Neil A. Chapman sold 12,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. 19,500 shares were sold by Corson Bradley W, worth $1.62 million on Monday, December 11.

Among 19 analysts covering American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $90.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Hold" on Tuesday, November 21. Finally, Howard Weil raised shares of Exxon Mobil from an "outperform" rating to a "focus list" rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. On Thursday, August 6 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Overweight". Macquarie Research initiated the shares of XOM in report on Wednesday, September 23 with "Underperform" rating. Goldman Sachs upgraded Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Wednesday, July 22 to "Conviction Buy" rating. The rating was downgraded by B. Riley & Co on Friday, March 17 to "Neutral". BMO Capital Markets maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) rating on Monday, June 26.

Among 16 analysts covering Berry Plastics Group Inc (NYSE:BERY), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. UnitedHealth Group had 81 analyst reports since September 2, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, May 1, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. (NYSE:OMC) on Tuesday, August 22 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Buy" on Tuesday, July 18. Rating Scale: 1.0 represent "Strong Buy" and 2.0 signify "Buy" 3.0 while shows "Hold". The stock has "Buy" rating by UBS on Wednesday, July 19. The rating was maintained by Scotia Capital with "Outperform" on Friday, March 3. (NYSE:NVR) earned "Hold" rating by Zelman on Monday, May 29. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $21200 target. The firm earned "Long-Term Buy" rating on Wednesday, June 7 by Hilliard Lyons. The firm earned "Sector Perform" rating on Friday, November 4 by Scotia Capital.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.11, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. 5,106 were reported by Seabridge Inv Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation. It dived, as 14 investors sold AXTI shares while 25 reduced holdings. Estabrook Mngmt accumulated 6,866 shares. Northern Trust holds 0% or 46,788 shares in its portfolio. 519.10 million shares or 2.22% less from 530.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. It is positive, as 56 investors sold OMC shares while 213 reduced holdings. Lomas Capital Management Llc sold 20,547 shares as the company's stock rose 10.63% with the market. Lehman Financial Resources Inc. now owns 7,176 shares of the oil and gas company's stock worth $579,000 after buying an additional 35 shares during the period. Insiders own 0.08% of the company's stock. Blackrock stated it has 79.67 million shares. Creative Planning holds 0% of its portfolio in Orion Energy Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:OESX) for 10,000 shares. Lomas Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Berry Global Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.40 billion market cap company. First Commonwealth Financial Corp Pa holds 2.18% or 23,307 shares in its portfolio.

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