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Thompson Davis & Co Decreased Its Exxon Mobil (XOM) Holding as Stock Price Declined; Metlife (MET) Holder Gradient Investments Has Lifted Position

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Thompson Davis & Co decreased its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) by 91.88% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thompson Davis & Co sold 4,527 shares as the company’s stock declined 12.23% with the market. The institutional investor held 400 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $33,000, down from 4,927 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thompson Davis & Co who had been investing in Exxon Mobil Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $347.92 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.08% or $0.876 during the last trading session, reaching $82.176. About 6.02 million shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has declined 9.29% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.84% the S&P500.

Gradient Investments Llc increased its stake in Metlife Inc (MET) by 7.05% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gradient Investments Llc bought 9,488 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.38% with the market. The institutional investor held 144,111 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $7.29M, up from 134,623 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gradient Investments Llc who had been investing in Metlife Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $48.78B market cap company. The stock increased 0.44% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $47.99. About 2.03 million shares traded. MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) has declined 1.24% since May 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.79% the S&P500.

Since December 11, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $3.42 million activity. Shares for $996,628 were sold by Chapman Neil A on Thursday, December 14. Corson Bradley W had sold 19,500 shares worth $1.62M. Milton Bryan W sold $606,082 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 48 investors sold XOM shares while 819 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 603 raised stakes. 2.17 billion shares or 1.92% more from 2.13 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Churchill Mgmt has 0.26% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Bokf Na invested in 2.31M shares or 5.33% of the stock. Pacific Global Invest Mgmt Communication invested 0.84% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Laurion Capital Mgmt Lp holds 14,038 shares. Cobblestone Capital Advsrs Lc Ny holds 67,285 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Cibc Ww has invested 0.34% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Adams Diversified Equity Fund reported 308,300 shares or 1.39% of all its holdings. 25,617 are held by New England Research And Mngmt. Donaldson Management Ltd Company reported 0.82% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Fundx Inv Grp Inc Ltd invested in 14,016 shares. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas holds 319,000 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Washington Trust Com owns 1.66% invested in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) for 353,037 shares. 3,207 were reported by Independence Trust Company. Regent Inv Ltd Liability invested 0.3% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Farmers Financial Bank holds 91,881 shares.

Analysts await Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $1.16 earnings per share, up 48.72% or $0.38 from last year’s $0.78 per share. XOM’s profit will be $4.91B for 17.71 P/E if the $1.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.09 actual earnings per share reported by Exxon Mobil Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 6.42% EPS growth.

More notable recent Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Monday Apple Rumors: Beats Line May Get Its Own HomePod” on May 21, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Exxon Loses An Enemy” published on May 08, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Exxon: Irrational Exuberance” on May 11, 2018. More interesting news about Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Exxon to expand refined products deliveries in Mexico” published on May 18, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Reuters: Exxon’s Baytown refinery gasoline unit shut” with publication date: May 11, 2018.

Among 26 analysts covering Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), 10 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Exxon Mobil had 95 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, March 8 the stock rating was maintained by HSBC with “Hold”. Piper Jaffray maintained Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) on Thursday, August 24 with “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $92 target in Friday, April 7 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, October 3. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 29 by Jefferies. On Monday, February 5 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Thursday, August 17. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, January 19. The stock of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) earned “Hold” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, August 19. The firm has “Reduce” rating by HSBC given on Tuesday, November 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.13, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 45 investors sold MET shares while 330 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 290 raised stakes. 782.94 million shares or 0.24% less from 784.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board invested in 1.35M shares. Glenmede Trust Na invested 0.08% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). 1.63M are held by Alliancebernstein Ltd Partnership. Wells Fargo And Mn stated it has 6.28 million shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Miller Investment Ltd Partnership has invested 0.64% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Meridian Investment Counsel invested in 1.46% or 52,663 shares. Teachers & Annuity Association Of America accumulated 172,600 shares or 0.45% of the stock. Spirit Of America Management Corporation Ny accumulated 8,375 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Griffin Asset Mngmt invested in 0.74% or 81,776 shares. Moreover, Suntrust Banks has 0.02% invested in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET) for 71,957 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 0.05% or 169,858 shares. 5,772 are owned by Charter Trust. Td Mgmt Lc reported 945 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET). Boston Prtnrs invested 0.12% in MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET).

Gradient Investments Llc, which manages about $696.72M and $1.73 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLY) by 3,720 shares to 388 shares, valued at $38,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Vaneck Vectors Etf Tr by 106,167 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 197,078 shares, and cut its stake in Claymore Exchange Trd Fd Tr (BSJK).

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