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How to buy Exxon Mobil Corporation stock | $44.39

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Exxon Mobil Corporation is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. Exxon Mobil Corporation shares (XOM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Exxon Mobil Corporation employs 74,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$213.9 billion.

How to buy shares in Exxon Mobil Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Exxon Mobil Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: XOM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Exxon Mobil Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$44.39, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Exxon Mobil Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Exxon Mobil Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Exxon Mobil Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$44.39, which is 24.93% down on its pre-crash value of USD$59.13 and 47.43% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$30.11.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$517.98 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$731.10.

Exxon Mobil Corporation share price

Use our graph to track the performance of XOM stocks over time.

Exxon Mobil Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-13.
Latest market closeUSD$44.39
52-week rangeUSD$30.11 - USD$75.18
50-day moving average USD$41.5209
200-day moving average USD$43.2815
Wall St. target priceUSD$47.64
PE ratio 22.0238
Dividend yield USD$3.48 (9.41%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.679

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Is it a good time to buy Exxon Mobil Corporation stock?

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Exxon Mobil Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $44.39

1 week (2020-09-11) 20.30%
1 month (2020-08-18) 4.62%
3 months (2020-06-18) -5.39%
6 months (2020-03-18) 34.03%
1 year (2019-09-18) -39.04%
2 years (2018-09-18) -46.92%
3 years (2017-09-18) -44.57%
5 years (2015-09-18) -38.92%

Is Exxon Mobil Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Exxon Mobil Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Exxon Mobil Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's P/E ratio

Exxon Mobil Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Exxon Mobil Corporation shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's PEG ratio

Exxon Mobil Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9399. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Exxon Mobil Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's EBITDA

Exxon Mobil Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$23.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Exxon Mobil Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Exxon Mobil Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$213.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.76%
Gross profit TTM USD$77.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.65%
Return on equity TTM 3.65%
Profit margin 3.35%
Book value $42.614
Market capitalisation USD$156 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Exxon Mobil Corporation shares

There are currently 45.6 million Exxon Mobil Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Exxon Mobil Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 6% down from 48.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Exxon Mobil Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Exxon Mobil Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Exxon Mobil Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Exxon Mobil Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 21.9 million). Exxon Mobil Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.08. In other words for every 100,000 Exxon Mobil Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2080 shares are currently held short.

However Exxon Mobil Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Exxon Mobil Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Exxon Mobil Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Exxon Mobil Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Exxon Mobil Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0108% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Exxon Mobil Corporation shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Exxon Mobil Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Exxon Mobil Corporation stock.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Exxon Mobil Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.73

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Exxon Mobil Corporation's overall score of 31.73 (as at 08/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 65th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Exxon Mobil Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Exxon Mobil Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.09/100

Exxon Mobil Corporation's environmental score of 12.09 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Exxon Mobil Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's social score

Social score: 9.41/100

Exxon Mobil Corporation's social score of 9.41 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Exxon Mobil Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 7.23/100

Exxon Mobil Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Exxon Mobil Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Exxon Mobil Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Exxon Mobil Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Exxon Mobil Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 31.73
Total ESG percentile 65.12
Environmental score 12.09
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 9.41
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 7.23
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 2

Exxon Mobil Corporation share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 207.14% of net profits

Recently Exxon Mobil Corporation has paid out, on average, around 207.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 9.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Exxon Mobil Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 9.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Exxon Mobil Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.48 per share.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Exxon Mobil Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 10 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Exxon Mobil Corporation's shares ever split?

Exxon Mobil Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 July 2001. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Exxon Mobil Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Exxon Mobil Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Exxon Mobil Corporation's share price.

Exxon Mobil Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Exxon Mobil Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $30.11 up to $75.18. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

XOM.US volatility(beta: 1.26)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Exxon Mobil Corporation's is 1.262. This would suggest that Exxon Mobil Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Exxon Mobil Corporation overview

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. As of December 31, 2019, it had approximately 23,857 net operated wells with proved reserves of 22.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels. In addition, the company produces raw materials, such as polypropylene and isopropyl alcohol for medical masks, gowns, and hand sanitizer. The company was founded in 1870 and is based in Irving, Texas.

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