Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 10, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.82 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2018. Shareholders who purchased XOM prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 6.49% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $80.73, the dividend yield is 4.06%.
The previous trading day's last sale of XOM was $80.73, representing a -9.6% decrease from the 52 week high of $89.30 and a 11.88% increase over the 52 week low of $72.16.
XOM is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as Chevron Corporation ( CVX ) and BP p.l.c. ( BP ). XOM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.91. Zacks Investment Research reports XOM's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 25.77%, compared to an industry average of 18.9%.
Interested in gaining exposure to XOM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have XOM as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Long/Short Equity ( FTLS )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Energy Select Sector ( XLE )
- iShares Trust ( ERGF )
- Vanguard Energy ETF ( VDE )
- iShares MSCI Global Energy Producers Fund ( FILL ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is VDE with an increase of 13.05% over the last 100 days. FTLS has the highest percent weighting of XOM at 5400%.