NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Exxon Mobil (XOM) - Get Report shares are down by 0.5% to $89.56 on Tuesday morning, even though Wells Fargo analysts continue to believe that the company is one of their top picks in the oil and gas sector.
It's unlikely Exxon Mobil will see much of a production growth however, it will likely deliver a combination of industry-leading returns, dividend increase and robust shareholder returns, Barron's reports.
Another positive is its diverse business model, analysts noted.
Looking ahead, the company may benefit from the stabilizing oil market.
Based in Irving, TX, Exxon Mobil explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the U.S., Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings currently has a "Hold" rating on the stock with a letter grade of C.
The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, solid stock price performance and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow.
Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this article's author.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: XOM