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 highest price target was 100, which equates to a potential upside of 23.72 percent. The minimum price target given was 70, which equates to a potential downside of -13.4 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -7.73 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -10.65 percent. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 7 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of XOM is 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 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 market cap of XOM is $340.55 billion. XOM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.