retreated early Thursday after the oil giant said first-quarter profit rose 44% from a year ago.
For its first quarter ended March 31, the Irving, Texas, company earned $7.86 billion, or $1.22 a share. That's up from $5.44 billion, or 83 cents a share, a year ago.
Excluding special items, latest-quarter earnings were $1.15 a share. That misses the Thomson First Call analyst consensus estimate by a nickel.
Revenue rose to $82.1 billion from $67.6 billion a year ago.
Early Thursday, Exxon fell 38 cents to $58.