Analyst Ratings for Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, XOM received an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 7 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 7 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for XOM. The maximum price target given was 100, implying a possible profit of 23.72 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 70, implying potential capital losses of -13.4 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -7.73 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -10.65 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -8.45 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -8.93 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 7 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 9 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of XOM to grow at a rate of 47.43 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. XOM has a PEG ratio of 0.71.

XOM has traded between a high of 93.22 and a low of 79.26 over the past year. Currently the stock is 1.98 percent higher than its low, and 13.29 percent lower than its 52-week high. XOM has a P/E ratio of 33.79. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The XOM value stock report compares XOM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $340.55 billion. XOM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.