Stillwater Capital Advisors LLC Trims Stock Holdings in Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM)

Stillwater Capital Advisors LLC lowered its stake in Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) by 16.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 3,383 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 658 shares during the quarter. Stillwater Capital Advisors LLC’s holdings in Exxon Mobil were worth $236,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. lifted its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 48.5% in the 3rd quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 503,066 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $36,000 after acquiring an additional 164,241 shares during the period. Marquette Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Exxon Mobil by 35.0% in the third quarter. Marquette Asset Management LLC now owns 578 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $41,000 after acquiring an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Arlington Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Exxon Mobil during the third quarter worth about $45,000. Quantum Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of Exxon Mobil during the third quarter worth about $48,000. Finally, KCS Wealth Advisory acquired a new position in shares of Exxon Mobil during the third quarter worth about $62,000. 54.50% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on XOM shares. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price objective on Exxon Mobil from $75.00 to $70.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 16th. Goldman Sachs Group cut their target price on Exxon Mobil from $74.00 to $72.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, January 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies began coverage on Exxon Mobil in a report on Tuesday, November 26th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $83.00 price target for the company. Berenberg Bank restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $67.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil in a research note on Tuesday, January 14th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $76.00 price objective on Exxon Mobil and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, January 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Exxon Mobil currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $77.82.

Shares of XOM opened at $67.58 on Wednesday. Exxon Mobil Co. has a 12-month low of $66.31 and a 12-month high of $83.49. The stock has a market cap of $290.08 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.65, a PEG ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a current ratio of 0.78, a quick ratio of 0.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. The company has a 50-day moving average of $69.51 and a two-hundred day moving average of $70.50.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 1st. The oil and gas company reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.04. Exxon Mobil had a net margin of 5.43% and a return on equity of 7.45%. The business had revenue of $65.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $65.86 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.82 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 15.1% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts forecast that Exxon Mobil Co. will post 2.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP David S. Rosenthal sold 9,615 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.51, for a total transaction of $668,338.65. Also, VP Liam M. Mallon sold 32,287 shares of Exxon Mobil stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $68.26, for a total value of $2,203,910.62. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 211,289 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,422,587.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.05% of the company’s stock.

Exxon Mobil Company Profile

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/Other Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It operates through Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical segments. The company is also involved in the manufacture, trade, transport, and sale of crude oil, petroleum products, and other specialty products; and manufactures and markets petrochemicals, including olefins, polyolefins, aromatics, and various other petrochemicals.

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