How to buy Exxon Mobil Corporation shares

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) is a leading oil and gas integrated business based in the US. Exxon Mobil Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 72,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Exxon Mobil Corporation

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  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 Corporation shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Exxon Mobil Corporation shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

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

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Exxon Mobil Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $55.76, which is 5.70% down on its pre-crash value of $59.13 and 85.19% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $30.11.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $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 $918.37.

Exxon Mobil Corporation share price

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Exxon Mobil Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-05-07.
52-week range$29.8698 - $62.55
50-day moving average $56.8846
200-day moving average $47.9407
Wall St. target price$63.28
Dividend yield $3.48 (5.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.778
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Is it a good time to buy Exxon Mobil Corporation stock?

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Is Exxon Mobil Corporation 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.

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 2.5238. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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.

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

EBITDA

Exxon Mobil Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $17.9 billion (£12.9 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Exxon Mobil Corporation'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.

Financials

Revenue TTM $182.1 billion
Gross profit TTM $57.2 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.03%
Return on equity TTM -11.16%
Profit margin -10.49%
Book value $37.079
Market capitalisation $262.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Exxon Mobil Corporation shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "XOM.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 48.5 million Exxon Mobil Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 24.5% down from 64.3 million last month.

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

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 28.5 million). Exxon Mobil Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.7. In other words for every 100,000 Exxon Mobil Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1700 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Exxon Mobil Corporation's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

    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 0.0115% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Exxon Mobil Corporation shares, roughly 12 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.

    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.

    Total ESG risk score

    Exxon Mobil Corporation's total ESG risk: 31.83

    Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Exxon Mobil Corporation's overall score of 31.83 (as at 12/31/2018) 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 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.).

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

    Environmental score

    Exxon Mobil Corporation's environmental score: 12.19/100

    Exxon Mobil Corporation'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 Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

    Social score

    Exxon Mobil Corporation's 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.

    Governance score

    Exxon Mobil Corporation's 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.

    Controversy score

    Exxon Mobil Corporation'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 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.

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

    Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

    Exxon Mobil Corporation 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 Corporation share dividends

    We're not expecting Exxon Mobil Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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    Have Exxon Mobil Corporation's shares ever split?

    Exxon Mobil Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 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.

    Share price volatility

    Over the last 12 months, Exxon Mobil Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.8698 up to $62.55. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

    XOM.US volatility(beta: 1.41)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 1.4096. 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).

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

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