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.

Several price targets were given for XOM by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 100, which equates to a potential upside of 23.72 percent. The lowest price target was 70, which equates to a potential downside of -13.4 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -7.73 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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, which can be compared to the 7 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 1.98 percent, and below the high by 13.29 percent. XOM has a price/earnings 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.