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Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROST)

24 February 2017

Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 2,718 shares of the company's stock valued at $237,000 after buying an additional 10 shares during the last quarter. Gibraltar Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,911 shares of the company's stock valued at $273,000 after buying an additional 18 shares during the last quarter. Lourd Capital LLC now owns 248,373 shares of the company's stock valued at $23,282,000 after buying an additional 1,113 shares during the last quarter. Lourd Capital LLC boosted its stake in Exxon Mobil Corporation by 0.5% in the second quarter. Finally, BTC Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Exxon Mobil Corporation by 4.5% in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Vice President Wascom Dennis G sold 4,400 shares worth $404800, through a transaction dated 2016-12-13. Gibraltar Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation by 0.6% in the second quarter.

ConocoPhillips on Tuesday removed the equivalent of 1.15 Bbbl of oil-sands crude from its books as part of a 21% cut that pushed the Houston-based company's reserves to a 15-year low.

However, shares of the integrated oil giant Exxon Mobil (XOM) have been underperforming the other components of the energy sector. The firm has a market capitalization of $339.14 billion, a PE ratio of 43.49 and a beta of 0.91.

Its last month's stock price volatility remained 1.13% which for the week stands at 1.15%. Exxon Mobil Corporation stock trades in the range of $80.87 to $81.70 before the earnings release. These 7 Analysts are also projecting the mean revenue estimate of 68.15 Billion. The company reported the earnings of $0.9/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.7/share.

The company's growth for the past 5 years has been at -25.18 percent. Revenues hit $61.02B in the December 2017 quarter, which was below the consensus $62.28B projection. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.67 EPS. That shared resistance level was broken late a year ago but price quickly stalled and began consolidating in the narrow horizontal channel. Exxon Mobil Corporation's dividend payout ratio is now 159.58%.

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The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 10th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 9th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.71%. Exxon Mobil Corporation's dividend payout ratio is presently 159.58%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on XOM shares.

Shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) saw an erosion of -0.03 points in recent session. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $92.00 price target on Exxon Mobil Corporation and gave the company a neutral rating in a report on Tuesday, January 17th.

According to Yahoo Finance, the price target for the company which analysts are aiming is 105.

US oil major Exxon Mobil Corp has revised down its proved crude reserves by 3.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent as a result of low oil prices throughout 2016, a company filing showed on Wednesday. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $88.43. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 200,500 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $17,581,845. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 47,054 shares of company stock worth $4,152,316 over the last 90 days. The stock, after opening at $44.69, hit $44.65 through the close by scoring -0.71%.

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