XOM’s institutional holdings
ExxonMobil’s (XOM) institutional holdings currently stand at ~55%. The level of these holdings suggests the confidence level or sentiment sophisticated market participants like these institutions have in stock. Everything else being equal, higher institutional holdings typically indicate a favorable opinion about a stock.
Peers institutional holdings
Other integrated players Chevron (CVX) and Suncor Energy (SU) have higher institutional holding than XOM. However, integrated energy majors such as YPF (YPF), PetroChina (PTR), and Statoil (STO) have lower institutional holdings than XOM.
If you want broad-based exposure to energy sector stocks, you can consider the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP).