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Analyst Ratings: ExxonMobil, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, and BP

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Sep. 12 2016, Updated 9:04 a.m. ET

Analyst ratings for integrated energy firms

Integrated energy firms ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), and BP (BP) have been rated by a total of 26, 25, 13, and 13 analysts, respectively.

Of these analysts, 35% rated ExxonMobil as a “buy,” and 52% rated Chevron as a “buy.” Plus, 85% of these analysts rated Royal Dutch Shell as a “buy,” and 31% of the analysts rated BP as a “buy.”

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Integrated energy firms’ “hold” and “sell” ratings

BP has the highest number of “hold” ratings among the four stocks we’re discussing in this series. For BP, 62% of analysts have given a “hold” rating. Also, Royal Dutch Shell and BP have received 8% “sell” ratings each. For global stock exposure, you could consider the Vanguard Total World Stock ETF (VT).

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