How to buy Exxon Mobil (XOM) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Exxon Mobil shares.

Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) is a publicly traded oil and gas integrated business based in the US. In the week up to 26 September Exxon Mobil shares plunged 9.89% to a closing position of $83.98. However, over the last 12 months, Exxon Mobil's share price has risen by 48.30% from $59.92. Exxon Mobil is listed on the NYSE and employs 63,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Exxon Mobil

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: XOM in this case.
  5. Research Exxon Mobil shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Exxon Mobil shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 10x Exxon Mobil shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £4.10
£824.10 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £13.37
£833.37 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £8.20
£828.20 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £20.15
£840.15 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.82
£820.82 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.69
£823.69 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £20.29
£840.29 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £4.10
£824.10 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £19.75
£839.75 total
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Exxon Mobil share price (NYSE:XOM)

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

Exxon Mobil price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $88.86

1 week (2022-09-22) -1.89%
1 month (2022-08-29) -11.25%
3 months (2022-06-29) 0.84%
1 year (2021-09-27) 49.85%
2 years (2020-09-29) 159.22%
3 years (2019-09-27) 24.31%
5 years (2017-09-28) 8.12%

Is it a good time to buy Exxon Mobil stock?

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Is Exxon Mobil under- or over-valued?

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

P/E ratio

Exxon Mobil's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Exxon Mobil shares trade at around 9x 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.

However, Exxon Mobil's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the oil & gas integrated industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

Exxon Mobil's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5852. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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

However, it's sensible to consider Exxon Mobil's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Exxon Mobil's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $69.7 billion (£64.3 billion).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Exxon Mobil's total ESG risk: 31.83

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Exxon Mobil's overall score of 31.83 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 64th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Exxon Mobil 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Exxon Mobil's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

Exxon Mobil's environmental score: 12.19/100

Exxon Mobil's environmental score of 12.19 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Exxon Mobil is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Exxon Mobil's social score: 9.41/100

Exxon Mobil'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 is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Exxon Mobil's governance score: 7.23/100

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

Controversy score

Exxon Mobil's controversy score: 2/5

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

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Exxon Mobil Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.83
Total ESG percentile 63.58
Environmental score 12.19
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 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-28.
Open$86.12
High$89.2999
Low$85.92
Close$88.86
Previous close$88.8
Change$0.06
Change %0.0676%
Volume18,521,039
Information last updated 2022-09-26.
52-week range$56.1972 - $104.5542
50-day moving average$92.853
200-day moving average$84.3118
Wall St. target price$106.77
PE ratio9.3818
Dividend yield$3.51 (4.1%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$9.14

Exxon Mobil share dividends

4.1%

Dividend yield: 4.1% of stock value

4.1%

Forward annual dividend yield: 4.1% of stock value

35.8%

Dividend payout ratio: 35.77% of net profits

Exxon Mobil has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 4.10% of its share value annually.

Exxon Mobil has paid out, on average, around 35.77% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 4.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Exxon Mobil's case, that would currently equate to about $3.51 per share.

While Exxon Mobil's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Exxon Mobil's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Exxon Mobil's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Exxon Mobil's shares have ranged in value from as little as $56.1972 up to $104.5542. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

XOM.US volatility(beta: 1.06)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's is 1.0611. This would suggest that Exxon Mobil's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put Exxon Mobil's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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