Is Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Stock Cheap Or Risky?


As of Wednesday close, Exxon Mobil Corporation’s (NYSE:XOM) stock was down -$0.57, moving down -0.50 percent to $113.61. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 15,617,840 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.70 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 18,653,709, while in the previous 50 days, it was 19,606,014.

Since last month, XOM stock rose 7.30%. Shares of the company fell to $105.07 on 10/25/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $114.66 was reached on 11/08/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $57.96. Since the beginning of this year, XOM’s stock price has risen by 85.67% or $52.42, and marked a new high 43 times. However, the stock has declined by -0.92% since its 52-week high.

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XOM stock investors should be aware that Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 25 days ago on Oct 31. Talley Darrin L, the Vice President of the company, disposed of 2,500 shares for $110.47 on Oct 31. It resulted in a $276,182 divestment by the insider. UBBEN JEFFREY W added 40,000 shares at an average price of $86.97 on Aug 05. The insider now owns 1,177,000 shares following the transaction. On Aug 04, Director UBBEN JEFFREY W bought 960,000 shares at $88.51 apiece. The transaction was valued at $84,966,513.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) has a P/E ratio of about 9.27. The stock’s beta is 1.13. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.22, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.55, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 10.57 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.91 per share was paid out, which is 3.41% more than last year’s $0.88. On Thursday October 27 2022, a $0.03 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Exxon Mobil Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 1.00, while its current ratio was 1.30, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.21, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.24. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 31.00% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 14.20%. Based on annual data, XOM earned $64.2 billion in gross profit and brought in $285.64 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 7.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 29.60%.

In Exxon Mobil Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $39.25 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. XOM’s revenue rose 34.16% to $115.68 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $112.07 billion. While analysts expected Exxon Mobil Corporation to report $3.79 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $4.45 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 17.40%. During the quarter, the company generated $31.27 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Exxon Mobil Corporation were 177.11 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $45.43 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $4.12 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Exxon Mobil Corporation’s (XOM) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 23.89%, the RSI 9-day stood at 58.98% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Exxon Mobil Corporation price is up by +0.62% percent or $0.70. At present, XOM shares trade +6.04% above its 20-day simple moving average and +33.96% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +16.32% above its SMA50 and +41.55% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 75.72% and Stochastic coefficient D was 69.12%, while ATR was 2.97. Given the Stochastic reading of 85.33% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 60.56%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.22, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.23.

Analyst Ratings

Exane BNP Paribas upgraded its rating on Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) to a Neutral in a note to investors on November 01, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Underperform rating on the stock.Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, XOM is a sell, and 12 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Exxon Mobil Corporation stock as buy, with 12 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $120.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $100.00 – $138.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) will achieve an average price target of $119.45.


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