News headlines about Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Exxon Mobil earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0009493009911 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research firms have weighed in on XOM. Morgan Stanley set a $90.00 price objective on Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Credit Suisse Group set a $84.00 price target on Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Goldman Sachs Group set a $92.00 price target on Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Exxon Mobil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, January 21st. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $90.00 price objective on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $87.06.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) opened at $89.00 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $377,102.44, a P/E ratio of 28.99, a PEG ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 0.83. Exxon Mobil has a 1 year low of $76.05 and a 1 year high of $89.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a current ratio of 0.85.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The oil and gas company reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.04. Exxon Mobil had a net margin of 5.14% and a return on equity of 8.21%. The business had revenue of $66.17 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $63.51 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.63 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Exxon Mobil will post 3.71 EPS for the current year.

In other Exxon Mobil news, VP Robert N. Schleckser sold 5,601 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.93, for a total value of $470,091.93. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 187,663 shares in the company, valued at $15,750,555.59. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Robert N. Schleckser sold 4,877 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.37, for a total transaction of $406,595.49. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 187,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,645,464.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 51,357 shares of company stock worth $4,273,910. Insiders own 0.08% of the company’s stock.

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About Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil Corporation is engaged in energy business. The Company is engaged in the exploration, production, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, and the manufacture, transportation and sale of petroleum products. The Company also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and a range of specialty products.

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