The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves and advisor David Meier discuss topics across the investing world.
Over the next couple of weeks, John and David will be revisiting some calls they made on individual stocks of the Dow. Today, they're checking out ExxonMobil. This company is slightly positive in 2012 compared with a roughly 4% gain for the Dow average as a whole. John and David thought ExxonMobil would outperform the Dow over the next five years. Like its Dow counterpart, Chevron, ExxonMobil has a vast array of energy assets and is one of the best-run energy companies in the world. Its acquisition of XTO Energy made it the largest domestic natural gas producer, surpassing Chesapeake Energy. Despite the recent pullback, John and David still think ExxonMobil will outperform the index over the next five years, and they own shares of the company in their real-money portfolio.
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David Meier has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. John Reeves has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Denbury Resources and ExxonMobil and has the following options: long JAN 2013 $16.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, long JAN 2013 $25.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, long JAN 2014 $20.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, and long JAN 2014 $30.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Chevron. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.