: Exxon expects profit bump from oil prices of around $1 billion in third quarter

Exxon Mobil Corp. said in a filing late Wednesday that its third-quarter profit is likely to get a bump of around $1 billion from rising crude prices.

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estimated between $900 million and $1.3 billion more than second-quarter profit due to crude-price changes, and between $200 million and $400 million in gas-price changes.

The energy giant is expecting $600 million to $400 million less as a result of thinner margins for its chemicals, however.

Exxon shares dropped 0.8% in the extended session after ending the regular trading day down 3.7%. The stock late last month ended at a record, according to data going back to November 1972.

Oil futures prices on Wednesday ended at their lowest in about five weeks, but had been inching closer to $100 a barrel recently.

Exxon is slated to report third-quarter earnings in early November, with FactSet consensus calling for adjusted earnings of $2.35 a share on sales of $85.6 billion. That would compare with adjusted EPS of $4.45 on sales of $112 billion in the third quarter of 2022.

So far this year, Exxon shares have gained nearly 2%, compared to an advance of around 10% for the S&P 500 index
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