Fundamentals of Financial Manageme...

14th Edition
Eugene F. Brigham + 1 other
ISBN: 9781285867977



Fundamentals of Financial Manageme...

14th Edition
Eugene F. Brigham + 1 other
ISBN: 9781285867977
Textbook Problem

Estimating Exxon Mobil Corporation's Intrinsic Stock Value

Use online resources to work on this chapter's questions. Please note that website information changes over time, and these changes may limit your ability to answer some of these questions.

In this chapter, we described the various factors that influence stock prices and the approaches that analysts use to estimate a stock's intrinsic value. By comparing these intrinsic value estimates to the current price, an investor can assess whether it makes sense to buy or sell a particular stock. Stocks trading at a price far below their estimated intrinsic values may be good candidates for purchase, whereas stocks trading at prices for in excess of their intrinsic value may be good stocks to avoid or sell. Although estimating a stock's intrinsic value is a complex exercise that requires reliable data and good judgment, we can use the Internet to find financial data in order to arrive at a quick "back-of-the- envelope" calculation of intrinsic value.

1. For purposes of this exercise, let's take a closer look at the stuck of Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM). Use websites such as Yahoo! Finance, Google Finance, MSN Money ( and Morningstar to find the company's current stock price and see its performance relative to the overall market in recent months. What is Exxon Mobil’s current stock price? How has the stock performed relative to the market over the past few months?


Previous Close 73.60
Open 74.35
Bid 74.25 X 100
Ask 74.60 X 500
Day's Range 74.10-75.00
52 Week Range 73.53 - 89.30

Summary Introduction

To identify: The current stock price of given company and the performance of the stock relative to the market.


Stock Price:

It refers to the price of a single share of a company in the share market. The trading of shares of a company takes place in the share market. It provides the value of the company in the market in terms of total value of their share capital.

  • The company’s stock is traded at $74.42 that is close to 52 week low of 73.53...

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