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.

XOM was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target 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. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -7.73 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -10.65 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -8.45 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -8.93 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 7 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 9 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

XOM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 47.43 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. XOM has a PEG ratio of 0.71.

XOM has a 52-week high of 93.22 and a 52-week low of 79.26. Currently the stock is 1.98 percent higher than its low, and 13.29 percent below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.