Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): Today's Featured Energy Winner

The energy industry closed the day up 3.5%. WSP Holdings ( WH), Magnum Hunter Resources ( MHR), FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation ( FPP), and Dejour Energy Inc ( DEJ) were all winners today within the energy industry with Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM) being today's featured energy winner. Exxon Mobil Corporation rose $1.14 (1.6%) to $73.96 on average volume. Throughout the day, 25.6 million shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 27.4 million shares.

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 $345.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, equal to the average energy industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Exxon Mobil as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Cano Petroleum Inc ( CFW), Miller Energy Resources Inc ( MILL), Lufkin Industries Inc ( LUFK), and KiOR Inc ( KIOR) were all losers within the energy industry with Northern Oil & Gas Inc ( NOG) being today's energy industry Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the energy industry could consider Energy Select Sector SPDR ( XLE) while those bearish on the energy industry could consider Proshares Short Oil & Gas ( DDG).

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