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CLOSING UPDATE: Exxon Mobil decreases further 0.1%, led S&P 500 Energy (Sector) lower 18 January 2018 17:59 EST

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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 0.6% to trade at $US87.43 vs. the S&P 500 Energy (Sector) which weakened 4.5 points (or 0.8%) to 565.2. Representing a weighting of about 25.2% of the index, the stock accounted for 20.4% of today's loss. Trading volume was 83% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 4.5 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.5%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ The 0.9% discount to 12-month high of $US88.21 against the 16.0% premium to 12-month low of $US75.35 suggests the climb might be peaking.

Note

Bullish Signals:

The positive 1.22 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

In the NYSE market, the stock's relative price strength percentile is improving at 59 for 6 months, 61 for 3 months and 71 for 1 month.

In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high thrice.

Interest cover is less leveraged at 18.6 times.

Tobin's Q Ratio is 1.1. 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 4.4% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US416.3 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 3.5% [2.8%]

Return on Equity 5.3% [1.5%]

Return on Assets 2.5% [0.7%]

Return on Capital Employed 3% [0.3%]

TODAY'S ALERT

Afternoon Alert: Exxon Mobil decreases 0.5%, leads S&P 500 Energy (Sector) lower

18 January 2018 13:01 EST

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has decreased 0.5% to trade at $US87.56 vs. the S&P 500 Energy (Sector) which weakened 2.3 points (or 0.4%) to 567.4. Representing a weighting of about 25.1% of the index, the stock accounted for 30.6% of today's loss. Trading volume was 93% of average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Exxon Mobil increases further 0.6%, led S&P 500 Energy (Sector) higher

17 January 2018 17:57 EST

Exxon Mobil, NYSE's largest integrated oil & gas company by market capitalisation, has increased 1.2% to trade at $US88.0 vs. the S&P 500 Energy (Sector) which strengthened 4.8 points (or 0.8%) to 569.8. Representing a weighting of about 25.1% of the index, the stock accounted for 35.0% of today's gain. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 26.1 points (or 0.9%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.2%.

Afternoon Alert: Exxon Mobil increases 0.5%, leads S&P 500 Energy (Sector) higher

17 January 2018 13:04 EST

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has increased 0.5% to trade at $US87.44 vs. the S&P 500 Energy (Sector) which strengthened 3.7 points (or 0.7%) to 568.6. Representing a weighting of about 25.0% of the index, the stock accounted for 20.8% of today's gain. Trading volume was 68% of average so far today.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (N:XOM)

ISIN: US30231G1022

PermID: 4295912121

CIK: 34088

CUSIP: 30231G102

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com