don't bother trying to apply intelligence here...it won't work. For years...XOM being the bell weather of energy generally had a 1 to 1 ratio with oil. Meaing, when oil was at $100, the stock price was at $100....now oil is at $45 but the stock is OVER $90...totally stupid (more then a 2:1 ration). Point is...XOM is WAY overpriced. As well, the forward earnings growth is well...negative. Why are idiots paying so much for this stock?