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CLOSING UPDATE: Exxon Mobil decreased further 0.2%, led S&P 500 Energy (Sector) lower 21 July 2017 17:50 EDT

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This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's NYSE market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Exxon Mobil, NYSE's largest integrated oil & gas company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.9% to trade at $US80.12 vs. the S&P 500 Energy (Sector) which weakened 4.3 points (or 0.9%) to 479.4. Representing a weighting of about 26.3% of the index, the stock accounted for 27.3% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 83% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.1 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 0.9 points (or 0.04%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.9%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ The negative 0.26 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bearish signal.

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week low twice.

+ The price decreased 1.4% in the last week and 1.6% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

+ Price/Sales of 1.4 [1.2]

+ Price to Book of 2 [1.7]

Note

Exxon Mobil today is at a discount of 14.3% to the 12-month high of $US93.46 on 22 Jul, 2016. It is at a premium of 1.1% to the 12-month low of $US79.26 on 02 Jun, 2017.

Bullish Signals:

Interest cover is less leveraged at 18.6 times.

Tobin's Q Ratio is 1. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

Net profit margin has averaged 6.2% in the last 3 years. This is better than the sector average of 4.6% and suggests a high margin of safety.

The Brand Value represents 4.8% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US385.3 billion.

As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity is less than stellar at 5.3%. Also, this has deteriorated from 9.9% last year.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

Dividend yield of 3.8% [3.3%]

Return on Capital Employed 3% [0.3%]

TODAY'S ALERT

Afternoon Alert: Exxon Mobil decreases 0.7%, leads S&P 500 Energy (Sector) lower

21 July 2017 13:07 EDT

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has decreased 0.7% to trade at $US80.27 vs. the S&P 500 Energy (Sector) which weakened 3.9 points (or 0.8%) to 479.8. Representing a weighting of about 26.3% of the index, the stock accounted for 24.0% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 83% of the market in the past one year. Trading volume was 1.2 times average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Exxon Mobil decreased further 0.1%, led S&P 500 Energy (Sector) lower

18 July 2017 17:51 EDT

Exxon Mobil, NYSE's largest integrated oil & gas company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.3% to trade at $US80.60 vs. the S&P 500 Energy (Sector) which weakened 2.4 points (or 0.5%) to 478.8. Representing a weighting of about 26.5% of the index, the stock accounted for 17.4% of today's loss. Trading volume was 69% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 1.5 points (or 0.06%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.4%.

Afternoon Alert: Exxon Mobil decreases 0.2%, leads Integrated oil & gas sector lower

18 July 2017 13:17 EDT

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has decreased 0.2% to trade at $US80.70 vs. the Integrated oil & gas sector which weakened 1.7 points (or 0.1%) to 1,175.5. Representing a weighting of about 42.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for 55.6% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 83% of the market in the past one year.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (N:XOM)

ISIN: US30231G1022

PermID: 4295912121

CIK: 34088

CUSIP: 30231G102

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