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why Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $47.64

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ExxonMobil has made its 18th discovery offshore Guyana at the Redtail-1 well which will add to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 8 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block.

“Our Stabroek Block exploration program continues to identify high-quality reservoirs in close proximity to previous discoveries, establishing efficient opportunities for new projects in Guyana,” said Mike Cousins, senior vice president of exploration and new ventures at ExxonMobil. “Developing these projects remains an integral part of ExxonMobil and our co-venturers’ long-term growth plans and a source of significant value for Guyana.”.

Exxon Mobil Corporation stock is now -48.02% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. XOM Stock saw the intraday high of $37.3792 and lowest of $36.21 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 75.18, which means current price is +20.46% above from all time high which was touched on 01/03/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 22.64M shares, XOM reached a trading volume of 23650725 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for XOM shares is $47.64 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on XOM stock is a recommendation set at 3.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Standpoint Research have made an estimate for Exxon Mobil Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on September 11, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, MKM Partners raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on September 10, 2020, representing the official price target for Exxon Mobil Corporation stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Exxon Mobil Corporation is set at 1.04, with the Price to Sales ratio for XOM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.72. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.86, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.97.

How has XOM stock performed recently?

Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.00. With this latest performance, XOM shares dropped by -16.04% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -1.47% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -50.81% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for XOM stock in for the last two-week period is set at 24.35, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 16.32, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 30.45 for Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 41.84, while it was recorded at 36.96 for the last single week of trading, and 50.00 for the last 200 days.

Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.60 and a Gross Margin at +21.45. Exxon Mobil Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.60.

Return on Total Capital for XOM is now 4.82, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.59. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.48, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.05. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 27.53. Additionally, XOM Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 21.59, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 14.55. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 16.16, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 12.67.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] managed to generate an average of $191,455 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.91 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.72.Exxon Mobil Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.

Earnings analysis for Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Exxon Mobil Corporation posted 0.67/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.67/share. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for XOM. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Exxon Mobil Corporation go to 12.91%.

Insider trade positions for Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM]

There are presently around $80,392 million, or 53.10% of XOM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of XOM stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 362,066,928, which is approximately -1.33% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 285,306,152 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $10.35 billion in XOM stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $8.02 billion in XOM stock with ownership of nearly 7.068% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Exxon Mobil Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,062 institutional holders increased their position in Exxon Mobil Corporation [NYSE:XOM] by around 66,347,788 shares. Additionally, 1,373 investors decreased positions by around 114,702,020 shares, while 187 investors held positions by with 2,035,427,205 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 2,216,477,013 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. XOM stock had 146 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,052,728 shares, while 126 institutional investors sold positions of 9,198,725 shares during the same period.

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