Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

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Today's Range: 80.46 - 81.26 | XOM Avg Daily Volume: 14,231,400
Last Update: 11/27/15 - 1:01 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -12.14%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $81.25
52 Week Range: $66.55 - $95.33
Oustanding Shares: 4,162,938,512
Market Cap: 338,238,754,100
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for XOM
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 4 3 3 3
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 8 9 8 9
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 2 1 2 2
Mean Rec. 2.62 2.59 2.74 2.75
Latest Dividend: 0.73
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.59%
Dividend Ex-Date: 11/09/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 17.14
Price Earnings Comparisons:
XOM Sector Avg. S&P 500
17.14 17.20 32.68
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
8.52% -14.02% -7.01%
Revenue -6.10 -0.15 -0.05
Net Income 0.50 -0.20 -0.07
EPS 3.00 -0.10 -0.03
Earnings for XOM:
Revenue 398.62B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/15) Qtr (03/16) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $0.76 $0.81 $3.99 $4.08
Number of Analysts 9 4 11 12
High Estimate $0.88 $0.93 $4.19 $5.03
Low Estimate $0.68 $0.63 $3.77 $3.26
Prior Year $1.56 $1.17 $7.60 $3.99
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -51.35% -30.56% -47.52% 2.20%
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Imagine what would happen if we actually get some good news.
Breathtaking advance in the early going and a slow dribble over the balance of the day (albeit from elevated levels). Win for the bulls today and the week. Is KaloBios Pharmaceuticals (KBIO), which has seen its share double today, the next Iomega ... or is it the next K-tel? Taxable bonds gave back some in price. Municipals were up modestly in price and lower in yield. I continue to use the strength to reduce my muni bond exposure. HIgh yield was mixed,  though Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) hit another low. The U.S. dollar strengthened and we are approaching the old and recent highs. Crude is modestly better but energy stocks are lower. I remain short Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB); both are on my Best Ideas List as shorts. SunEdison (SUNE) hit a new low. Jimmy and I chimed in on this one on The Street yesterday.  Gold stinking up the joint, again. (T)FANG -- Tesla (TSLA), Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google, now Alphabet (GOOGL) -- strong, though TSLA lower on recall. NOSH -- Nike (NKE), O'Reilly (ORYL), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) -- is tasty, too, led by Nike. Banks are mixed. (I noted earlier that the yield curve has flattened recently.) Consumer staples are stronger, ignoring the strength of the dollar. Retail is mixed, with home improvement, led by Home Depot and Lowe's (LOW), the shining stars. I am a buyer of Best Buy (BBY) on weakness if the market ever corrects!  I am planning to make Macy's (M) a large holding based on my assessment that it is an M&A candidate. Autos still well-bid. Old tech is stronger, led by Intel (INTC) and IBM (IBM). Biotech reverses yesterday's gains, led by Allergan (AGN) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX). UnitedHealth Group (UNH) is trading up after yesterday's guidance lower. Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) sells off sharply -- down at this writing almost 9% -- after the Centers for Disease Control reports E-Coli linked to 26 restaurants. I am eyeing Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS) still. I did very little on the trading and investing sid
I missed nothing as the market flatlined all afternoon. Here is the intraday on SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY).   In commodities land: oil down 16 cents (barely above $40/barrel), natural gas down eight cents, gold up $13/ounce, silver up 15 cents/ounce, copper marginally lower, wheat up $7.25, corn up 0.6%, coffee up $7.30 (that's a big move) and lumber up smartly by $8.60 to $247.  High yield continues junky. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) took a nearly 1% hit and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) similarly lower. Chesapeake Energy (CHK) debt down $18 in last two days. Veritas hung deal -- I discussed previously. Some of my bearish market view stems from the weakness in junk and the widening spreads. But, for now, the markets are not paying attention. The U.S. dollar weakened, against consensus/speculators who seem to be large the U.S. dollar long. Municipals were bid better and closed-end muni funds were broadly higher (I continue to sell into the strength). Banks were marginally higher-- good performance in light of recent strength. Retail mixed. Favs Macy's (M) and Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) slightly lower while Wal-Mart (WMT) was unchanged. Autos continue their rally. Health care weak on the UnitedHealth Group's (UNH) warning earlier in the day. Oils gave up some of yesterday's gains. Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB) -- my two shorts -- down large fractions. (T)FANG -- Tesla (TSLA), Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google, now Alphabet (GOOGL) -- was five for five lower, but marginally so as none of the ingredients had a major move down NOSH -- Nike (NKE), O'Reilly (ORYL), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) -- was weaker except a strong gain for NKE. Gap (GAP) lowers 2015 earnings per share view from a range of $2.75 to $2.80 to a range of $2.38 to $2.42. Stock down by 2% after hours. Nike declares large buyback and 2-for-1 split.  Shares up about $4 after hours. Williams-Sonoma (WSM) beats but moves EPS and sales guidance lower (EPS to a range of $1.52 to $1.62 versus consensus of $1.67). Shares down about $3 after hours. Apple (AAPL) stood out today on the upside, Allergan (AGN) on the downside (down almost $9 on the day, though it's up almost $6 after hours). See below on new tax rules and my Comments Section back and forth with Bobby Lang. Speaking of Allergan, Treasury just gave details on new inversion rules to protect its own tax base. Biotechs reversed yesterday's gains and were down by nearly 2%. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) was a standout, up almost 16% on the day. The Treasury's anti-inversion rules should put a brake on some biotech M&A activity Square (SQ) initial public offering better received than I expected. Square's big brother, Twitter (TWTR), continuing its rally from the recent lows. New lows in Hedge Fund Hotel SunEdison (SUNE). Carleton English, Jim "El Capitan" Cramer and I weighed in on the stock today on TheStreet.
Buy Hess at $58, as oil flashes below $40 a barrel.
Oil prices still are months from recovering, but it could pay to check out beaten-up industry suppliers.
Big win for the bulls. Broad-based rally that didn't look back all day. Now at session highs. Feels like panic short covering, with many offsides, coupled with buy programs. The U.S. dollar declined a tad during the trading session. Bonds were slightly higher in price and slightly lower in yield Municipals were bid for, but junk was flat. I continue to scale out of closed-end municipal bond funds. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) continued its share price descent, likely a function of year-end tax selling (similar to the experience in  muni bond funds in December 2013, which created a good entry point) Staples were higher. Autos better, with General Motors (GM) conspicuous in its share strength. Financials (spirited rally in banks) and retail were the "world's fair." I continued to add to both groups today and this week. Crude oil and gold were flattish. (T)FANG -- Tesla (TSLA), Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), Google, now Alphabet (GOOGL) -- was sharply higher in a return to beta. NOSH -- Nike (NKE), O'Reilly (ORYL), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) -- was also up on the day. Biotech strong (up 2%), with Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) experiencing a modest bounce. Allergan (AGN) was the star. Apple (AAPL) was the beneficiary of an upgrade and Exxon Mobil (XOM) was hurt by a downgrade but still managed to trade a few pennies higher. Look for investor sentiment figures to move further bullish, coincident with the market's three-day rally. In a few short days we have shifted back to the Bull Market in Complacency, with few fearful on an earnings recession, geopolitical risk, and so forth. I
Conoco is near the bottom of the barrel in trying to maintain its dividend.
Raymond James downgraded Exxon Mobil (XOM) today to Underperform from Market Perform.
A newsy day, mostly of a geopolitical kind. Currently, markets near the lows -- S&P 500 down a tad after being up by more than 10 handles. But, little net change on the day. I continue to expect a lot of volatility ahead. Breadth is poor (see my post on Bob Farrell's No. 7 Rule of Investing).  The U.S. dollar continues to strengthen, taking a toll on the consumer nondurable sector. Bonds reversed the early weakness and are up in price on the day, and down in yield. Municipal bonds are bid for, but junk is junky. Poor receptivity for high-yield new offerings and there appears to be -- according to desks I speak to -- sell orders above the market. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) is flattish. Closed-end municipal bond funds are lower (I continue to pare back this group). Bank stocks at their lows, reversing some early strength. Oil is stinking up the joint (slighlty higher than $40 a barrel and down 2.5% on the day) and the energy group is suffering. Exxon Mobil (XOM), my short "Trade of the Week," is down a beaner in today's session. Energy stocks have been lower in eight of the last trading sessions. Biowreck is better (up 1%), but no thanks to Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX), which got a large price target downgrade from Morgan Stanley this morning (from $200 to $98). Old tech giving up some of Monday's gains. NOSH -- Nike (NKE), O'Reilly (ORYL), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD) -- is lower, save HD, which is up $4.60 on terrific earnings. (T)FANG -- Tesla (TSLA), Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google, now Alphabet (GOOGL) -- is mixed, with AMZN and GOOG trading lower. My pal, Thomas Lee (Fundstrat), reaffirmed his 2300+ S&P close for year-end. (Note: I have bet with him that he is wrong!) I raised my short profile to medium in size during this m
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