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Exxon Mobil Stock Price Tries to Shake Off Low Oil and Climate Change News (NYSE: XOM)

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is being probed by the New York attorney general for allegedly shielding the risks of climate change from its investors. The Exxon Mobil stock price is down 1.53% today to $83.49.

Over the past decade, Exxon has published research consistent with mainstream beliefs about climate change. Yet, investigators believe there might be inconsistency between Exxon's research and its statements to investors.

Now investors need to know if the Exxon stock price can shake off this latest hit and continue to rebound into 2016 ...

Why the Exxon Mobil Stock Price Hit a Fresh 52-Week Low

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The Exxon Mobil stock price (NYSE: XOM) hit a 52-week low of $84.03 intraday Wednesday. Shares of the oil and gas giant are sitting at their lowest level in 17 months.

The Irving, Texas-headquartered company has certainly taken it on the chin over the last several months. Indeed, a laundry list of issues plague the stock.

But despite these headwinds, here's why the Exxon Mobil stock price could soon move higher...

Stocks to Buy When Oil Is Low - and Stocks to Avoid

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With cheap crude oil prices, investors are pondering which stocks to buy when oil is low.

Money Morning Technical Trading Strategist D.R. Barton told viewers of FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Thursday) he isn't crazy about oil given the recent slide. But he's also aware that investment prospectuses and investors looking to diversify will still be drawn to the sector.

One oil giant stands out. And another should be avoided. Here's what those companies are.