Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): Today's Featured Energy Winner
Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) pushed the Energy industry higher today making it today's featured energy winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.5%. By the end of trading, Exxon Mobil Corporation rose 70 cents (0.8%) to $87.04 on average volume. Throughout the day, 13.8 million shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.4 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $86.13-$87.52 after having opened the day at $86.46 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.34. Other companies within the Energy industry that increased today were: Advantage Oil & Gas (AAV), up 10.5%, Arabian American Development Company (ARSD), up 7.2%, Equal Energy (EQU), up 7.2%, and ZaZa Energy (ZAZA), up 6.5%. Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, and manufacture of petroleum products, as well as transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. Exxon Mobil Corporation has a market cap of $404.79 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are eight analysts that rate Exxon Mobil Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and six rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Exxon Mobil Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
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