How Will Exxon Mobil (XOM) Stock Be Affected By Its Earnings Report Today?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Exxon Mobil (XOM) reported second quarter earnings of $2.05 per diluted share, 19 cents better than analysts expected, on revenue of $111.64 billion, $3.6 billion better than analysts estimates.

However, shares are down -1.4% to $101.75 in pre-market trading on Thursday after the company reported a 5.7% drop in production during the quarter that saw it produce 3.84 million barrels of oil, short of the 3.96 million that was expected.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates EXXON MOBIL CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate EXXON MOBIL CORP (XOM) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."

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