Analysts rate Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM:NYE) with a Strong Buy rating and a $101 target

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Exxon Mobil Corp.

Analysts rate Exxon’s stock with a consensus Strong Buy rating with an average 12-months XOM stock price target of $101.53 per share.

Credit Suisse recently rated Exxon stock with a Outperform rating with a $125 price target.

Based on the Exxon Mobil Corp. stock forecast from 18 analysts, the average analyst XOM stock price target is USD 101.53 over the next 12 months. Exxon Mobil Corp’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Exxon stock forecast is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 5 positive signals and 9 negative signals. At the last closing, Exxon stock price was USD 98.00Exxon stock price has changed by +6.54% over the past week, +10.92% over the past month and +77.02% over the last year.

About Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM:NYE):

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States and internationally. It operates through Upstream, Downstream, and Chemical segments. The company is also involved in the manufacture, trade, transport, and sale of crude oil, natural gas, petroleum products, petrochemicals, and other specialty products; manufactures and sells petrochemicals, including olefins, polyolefins, aromatics, and various other petrochemicals; and captures and stores carbon, hydrogen, and biofuels. As of December 31, 2021, it had approximately 20,528 net operated wells with proved reserves. The company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior total returns

Exxon stock price history has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the Exxon stock forecast and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

What we don’t like:

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced compared to earnings

XOM stock price target is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

XOM stock price target is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

XOM stock price target is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Poor return on equity

The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Low Earnings Growth

Exxon stock forecast has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

Exxon stock forecast has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

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