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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for XOM. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 100, implying a possible profit of 23.72 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 70, implying potential capital losses of -13.4 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -7.73 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -10.65 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -8.45 percent. 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 made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 9 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of XOM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 47.43 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of XOM is 0.71.

In the last 52-weeks, XOM has achieved a high of 93.22 and a low of 79.26. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.