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A preshift meeting of ExxonMobil employees. Image credit: ExxonMobil.

There are a number of specific details that investors in ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) should know about its stock. The slideshow below covers a handful of them, walking readers through a broad but brief analysis of the energy giant from a shareholder's perspective.

The slideshow shows, among other things, that ExxonMobil rewards investors in multiple ways:

  • It paid out 61% of its earnings via dividends over the last 12 months, resulting in a 3.86% dividend yield.
  • It has bought back $6.6 billion worth of its own stock over the past four quarters, translating into a 1.8% decrease in ExxonMobil's outstanding share count.
  • And even though its shares yield more than the S&P 500, the energy giant has still managed to nearly match the large cap index over the past decade, coming up short only because of the recent weakness in oil prices.

To learn more about ExxonMobil, scroll through the slideshow below.


Slideshow data sourced from YCharts.com on Dec. 9, 2015. Image credits: ExxonMobil, iStock/Thinkstock.

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