why Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $96.28


Exxon Mobil Corporation [NYSE: XOM] stock went on an upward path that rose over 0.79% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 3.38%. The company report on May 19, 2022 that ExxonMobil to Sell Barnett Shale Assets for $750 Million.

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Sale supports corporate strategy to prioritize investments on advantaged assets with lowest cost of supply.

Assets are part of North American gas resources removed from company’s development plan in 2020.

Over the last 12 months, XOM stock rose by 55.91%. The one-year Exxon Mobil Corporation stock forecast points to a potential upside of 4.59. The average equity rating for XOM stock is currently 2.50, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $383.93 billion, with 4.27 billion shares outstanding and 4.21 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 31.97M shares, XOM stock reached a trading volume of 28694164 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $96.28 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 2.50. 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.

RBC Capital Mkts have made an estimate for Exxon Mobil Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on April 21, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Cowen raised their target price from $71 to $77. The new note on the price target was released on February 23, 2022, representing the official price target for Exxon Mobil Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $92, while Argus analysts kept a Buy rating on XOM stock. On January 19, 2022, analysts increased their price target for XOM shares from 70 to 90.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Exxon Mobil Corporation is set at 3.07, with the Price to Sales ratio for XOM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.25. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.32, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.65. Price to Free Cash Flow for XOM in the course of the last twelve months was 15.29 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.80.

XOM Stock Performance Analysis:

Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.38. With this latest performance, XOM shares gained by 5.55% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 44.41% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 55.91% 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 59.57, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 61.66, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.60 for Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 85.38, while it was recorded at 91.34 for the last single week of trading, and 70.19 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Exxon Mobil Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] shares currently have an operating margin of +9.91 and a Gross Margin at +24.10. Exxon Mobil Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.21.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 14.15, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.86.

Exxon Mobil Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.


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 18.92%.

Exxon Mobil Corporation [XOM] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $218,165 million, or 56.80% of XOM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of XOM stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 364,432,696, which is approximately 2.482% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 275,079,344 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $25.27 billion in XOM stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $23.07 billion in XOM stock with ownership of nearly -0.812% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Exxon Mobil Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 1,535 institutional holders increased their position in Exxon Mobil Corporation [NYSE:XOM] by around 180,654,362 shares. Additionally, 1,443 investors decreased positions by around 93,914,971 shares, while 295 investors held positions by with 2,100,399,545 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 2,374,968,878 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. XOM stock had 291 new institutional investments in for a total of 14,104,444 shares, while 91 institutional investors sold positions of 7,524,649 shares during the same period.