Analysts rate Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM:NYE) with a Strong Buy rating and a $106 target

Piper Sandler maintains the $108 XOM stock price target and rates it as Overweight.

Based on the XOM Stock Forecast from 14 analysts, the average analyst XOM stock price target is USD 106.20 over the next 12 months. Exxon Mobil Corp’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Exxon Mobil Corp is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 4 positive signals and 7 negative signals. At the last closing, Exxon Mobil Corp’s stock price was USD 99.12Exxon Mobil Corp’s stock price has changed by +10.26% over the past week, +3.53% over the past month and +63.86% 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:

XOM stock price 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.

Positive cash flow:

XOM stock forecast shows that the company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow:

XOM stock forecast shows that the company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

 

What we don’t like:

High volatility:

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

Overpriced on cashflow basis:

XOM stock price 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 capital utilization:

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

Low Earnings Growth:

XOM stock price has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Low Revenue Growth:

XOM stock price has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

 

 

Analysts rate Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras (PBR:NYE) with a Hold rating and a $14 target

Based on the Petroleo Stock Forecast from 1 analyst, the average analyst PBR stock price target is USD 14.50 over the next 12 months. Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA ADR’s average analyst rating is Hold. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of PBR stock forecast is Bullish, which is based on 9 positive signals and 3 negative signals. At the last closing, Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA ADR’s stock price was USD 12.34Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA ADR’s stock price has changed by -0.21% over the past week, -2.10% over the past month and +14.90% over the last year.

 

About Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA ADR (PBR:NYE):

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras explores for, produces, and sells oil and gas in Brazil and internationally. The company operates through Exploration and Production; Refining, Transportation and Marketing; Gas and Power; and Corporate and Other Businesses segments. It engages in prospecting, drilling, refining, processing, trading, and transporting crude oil from producing onshore and offshore oil fields, and shale or other rocks, as well as oil products, natural gas, and other liquid hydrocarbons. Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras was incorporated in 1953 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

What we like:

Superior total returns:

PBR stock 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.

High dividend returns:

PBR stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis, for investors seeking high income yields.

Underpriced compared to earnings:

PBR stock price is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior capital utilization:

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets:

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow:

PBR stock had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow:

PBR stock had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Dividend Growth:

PBR stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio:

PBR stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

 

What we don’t like:

High volatility:

The total returns for PBR stock 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.

Highly leveraged:

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the market news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Low Revenue Growth:

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

Credit Suisse raises the target price on BP p.l.c.(BP-B:LSE) to GBX550 from GBX470.

Credit Suisse raises the target price on BP p.l.c. to GBX550 from GBX470.

Based on the BP stock forecast from 9 analysts, the average analyst target price for BP p.l.c is GBX 488.56 over the next 12 months. BP p.l.c’s average analyst rating is . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of BP p.l.c is Bullish , which is based on 9 positive signals and 3 negative signals. At the last closing, BP p.l.c’s stock price was GBX 174.50BP p.l.c’s stock price has changed by -0.57% over the past week, -3.86% over the past month and -11.42% over the last year.

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 risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

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

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What we don’t like:

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock 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.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Analysts rate Cenovus Energy Inc.(CVE:TSX) with a Strong Buy rating and a target price of $30

Analysts rate Cenovus Energy Inc. with a consensus Strong Buy rating and a 12-month average target price of $30.61 per share.

Last week STA Research maintained Cenovus Energy Inc. with an Underperform rating and a target price of $18 on the company’s stock.

Based on the Cenovus Energy Inc stock forecasts from 11 analysts, the average analyst target price for Cenovus Energy Inc is CAD 30.61 over the next 12 months. Cenovus Energy Inc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Cenovus Energy Inc is Neutral, which is based on 6 positive signals and 7 negative signals. At the last closing, Cenovus Energy Inc’s stock price was CAD 24.00Cenovus Energy Inc’s stock price has changed by -3.46% over the past week, +1.27% over the past month and +126.20% over the last year.

About Cenovus Energy Inc (CVE:CA:TSX)

Cenovus Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and markets crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in Canada, the United States, and the Asia Pacific region. The company operates through Oil Sands, Conventional, Offshore, Canadian Manufacturing, U.S. Manufacturing, and Retail segments. The Oil Sands segment develops and produces bitumen and heavy oil in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. This segments Foster Creek, Christina Lake, Sunrise, and Tucker oil sands projects, as well as Lloydminster thermal and conventional heavy oil assets The Conventional segment holds assets primarily located in Elmworth-Wapiti, Kaybob-Edson, Clearwater, and Rainbow Lake operating in Alberta and British Columbia, as well as interests in various natural gas processing facilities. The offshore segment engages in the exploration and development activities. The Canadian Manufacturing segment includes the owned and operated Lloydminster upgrading and asphalt refining complex, which upgrades heavy oil and bitumen into synthetic crude oil, diesel fuel, asphalt, and other ancillary products, as well as owns and operates the Bruderheim crude-by-rail terminal and two ethanol plants. The U.S. Manufacturing segment comprises the refining of crude oil to produce diesel, gasoline, jet fuel, asphalt, and other products. The Retail segment consists of marketing of its own and third-party refined petroleum products through retail, commercial, and bulk petroleum outlets, as well as wholesale channels. Cenovus Energy Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

What we like:

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

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.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

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.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock 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.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM:NYE) Analysts Bullish with a Strong Buy rating

Credit Suisse resumed Exxon Mobil with an outperform rating at $125 target price.

Exxon Stock Forecast Analysis:

Based on the Exxon stock forecast from 17 analysts, the average analyst target price for Exxon Mobil Corp is USD 104.42 over the next 12 months. Exxon Mobil Corp’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Exxon Mobil Corp is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 5 positive signals and 9 negative signals. At the last closing, Exxon Mobil Corp’s stock price was USD 95.59Exxon Mobil Corp’s stock price has changed by -2.33% over the past week, +1.62% over the past month and +74.21% 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.

 

Most Recent Analyst Ratings for XOM Stock:

 

Exxon Stock Forecast News:

Exxon Mobil  and Shell Plc recently agreed to sell both companies interest in the  California-based joint venture of Aera Energy, to IKAV for a price tag of $4 billion.

The sales marks the final end of a 25 year partnership between the two Oil giants.  Aera Energy is one of the largest oil producers in the state of California. Aera Energy is a completely independent oil and gas producer that accounts for 25% of California’s total production of hydrocarbon, and  produced 95,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day at it’s operations in the San Joaquin Valley in 2021.

 

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 forecast 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 news 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

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

Overpriced compared to book value

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

Overpriced on cashflow basis

Exxon stock forecast 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