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ExxonMobil is one of the best-run energy companies in the world, and its purpose is to deliver solid returns to shareholders. That's why David sees it as one of the very best Dow stocks at the moment. Ultimately, David estimates that ExxonMobil has a total return potential of 13% per year going forward, which will handily beat the market looking ahead.

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