Critical Analysis: BP (BP) & Exxon Mobil (XOM) – Fairfield Current
BP (NYSE:BP) and Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations. BP is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Exxon Mobil, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks. Exxon Mobil pays an annual dividend of $3.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%.