Exxon Mobil Corporation engages in the exploration, production, transportation, and sale of crude oil and natural gas. It also engages in the manufacture of petroleum products, and transportation and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products.
The company is a dividend aristocrat as well as a major component of the S&P 500 index. It has been increasing its dividends for the past 25 consecutive years. From 1998 up until 2007 this dividend growth stock has delivered an annual average total return of 14.30 % to its shareholders.
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