Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Reiterates Neutral Rating for Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Great West Life Assurance Communications Can holds 1.02% or 4.99 million shares in its portfolio. The company has a market capitalization of $314,800.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.00, a PEG ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 0.91. The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $5.21. About 4.21 million shares traded or 56.59% up from the average. It is down 50.47% since March 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.57% the S&P500.

Cadence Bank Na increased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 2.1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The oil and gas company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.06 by ($0.18).

Wells Fargo & Co reiterated their market perform rating on shares of Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning. The stock increased 1.12% or $0.83 during the last trading session, reaching $74.95. About 19.39 million shares traded or 36.16% up from the average.

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Among 14 analysts covering Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Ascent Capital Group Inc had 16 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, September 30 the stock rating was maintained by TH Capital with "Buy". The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, July 27 with "Hold". Haverford Fin Services Inc invested 2.3% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Legacy Private Com holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 20,077 shares. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with "Hold" rating and $4500 target in Wednesday, July 19 report.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 selling transactions for $5.23 million activity. Another trade for 22,656 shares valued at $1.81 million was sold by Franklin Robert Stuart. Also, VP Neil A. Chapman sold 12,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. 2,412 shares valued at $200,293 were sold by Wascom Dennis G on Friday, December 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 621 raised stakes. Moreover, Vantage Investment Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC). SunTrust maintained the shares of VAC in report on Tuesday, October 17 with "Hold" rating. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be given a dividend of $0.77 per share. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 291,385 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $24,199,524.25. United Capital Fincl Advisers Lc holds 1.09M shares or 0.76% of its portfolio. Comml Bank Of Nova Scotia invested in 0.69% or 1.45 million shares. Clear Harbor Asset Management Limited Liability Co stated it has 56,199 shares or 0.91% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:SYPR). Needham Inv Management Limited Liability Company accumulated 76,000 shares. 302.34 million shares or 48.35% less from 585.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Manchester Capital Mgmt Lc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 2,304 shares. North Star Mgmt stated it has 860 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Savings Bank Of Mellon Corporation invested in 16,028 shares. It dived, as 11 investors sold ASCMA shares while 28 reduced holdings.

Blackhill Capital Inc, which manages about $660.31 million and $532.91M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Zoetis Inc Cl A (NYSE:ZTS) by 45,254 shares to 348,166 shares, valued at $22.20 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. The institutional investor held 2.31 million shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $95.37 million, down from 3.15 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 15% are positive. Vetr upgraded Exxon Mobil from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $90.47 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 17th. The company was downgraded on Thursday, May 25 by Citigroup. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, October 31. Cowen & Co maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Tuesday, October 24 with "Buy" rating. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $86.37. (NYSE:TWI), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Roth Capital maintained Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) rating on Monday, November 13. The stock of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:VAC) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, January 14 by M Partners. Salient Lta, a Texas-based fund reported 4.07M shares. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Co holds 0.02% or 343,802 shares. XOM's profit will be $5.13B for 15.35 P/E if the $1.21 EPS becomes a reality.

Vident Investment Advisory Llc increased its stake in Henry Jack & Assoc Inc (JKHY) by 136.62% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (NYSE:CAT). Nomura Asset Mngmt Ltd invested 0.19% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, January 23 by Piper Jaffray. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca has 0% invested in Ascent Capital Group, Inc. After $2.16 actual earnings per share reported by Caterpillar Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.48% negative EPS growth.

Analysts expect TransAtlantic Petroleum, Ltd. (NYSE:TAT) to report -0.54 EPS and has got OUTPERFORM rating from 0 of Thomson Reuters analysts and 0 analyst (s) given UNDERPERFORM rating. $606,082 worth of stock was sold by Milton Bryan W on Tuesday, December 12. Swiss Retail Bank holds 84,800 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q3 2017. 2 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 1 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data. It also reduced its holding in Mettler Toledo International (NYSE:MTD) by 5,203 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 144,525 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Tr Russ 1000 Grw Etf (IWF).

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