63,009 Shares in Exxon Mobil Co. (XOM) Obtained by Marshall Wace LLP

63,009 Shares in Exxon Mobil Co. (XOM) Obtained by Marshall Wace LLP

Marshall Wace LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 63,009 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,688,000.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Rockland Trust Co. raised its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 5.4% in the third quarter. Rockland Trust Co. now owns 127,632 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,140,000 after buying an additional 6,494 shares during the period. Northpointe Capital LLC raised its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 4.5% in the third quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC now owns 131,432 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,471,000 after buying an additional 5,689 shares during the period. Kessler Investment Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 7.8% in the third quarter. Kessler Investment Group LLC now owns 33,551 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,928,000 after buying an additional 2,428 shares during the period. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 6.8% in the third quarter. Mastrapasqua Asset Management Inc. now owns 56,265 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,911,000 after buying an additional 3,594 shares during the period. Finally, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil by 1.0% in the third quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. now owns 6,613,899 shares of the company’s stock valued at $577,261,000 after buying an additional 62,325 shares during the period. 51.09% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Exxon Mobil Co. (NYSE:XOM) opened at 82.01 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $340.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 43.69 and a beta of 0.91. Exxon Mobil Co. has a 12 month low of $80.31 and a 12 month high of $95.55. The company’s 50-day moving average is $82.01 and its 200 day moving average is $85.38.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 31st. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.29. The company earned $61.02 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $62.28 billion. Exxon Mobil had a return on equity of 5.56% and a net margin of 3.47%. Exxon Mobil’s revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.67 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that Exxon Mobil Co. will post $3.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 10th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 9th were paid a $0.75 dividend. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.66%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 7th. Exxon Mobil’s dividend payout ratio is currently 159.58%.

XOM has been the topic of several analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $78.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 1st. Goldman Sachs Group Inc set a $96.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, December 26th. Macquarie set a $72.00 price target on shares of Exxon Mobil and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Exxon Mobil from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, February 9th. Finally, CLSA reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Exxon Mobil in a report on Wednesday, February 1st. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $90.05.

About Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil Corporation is engaged in energy business. The Company is engaged in the exploration, production, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, and the manufacture, transportation and sale of petroleum products. The Company also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and a range of specialty products.

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