Exxon's 7% dividend yield, among the largest in the S&P 500, is safe, according to several analysts

A view of the Exxon Mobil refinery in Baytown, Texas.
Jessica Rinaldi | Reuters

Even after an extremely challenging year for Exxon Mobil and big oil companies, several Wall Street analysts don't see the company cutting its rather hefty dividend.

Exxon is an attractive name for income-seeking investors given its relatively high dividend, and as oil prices plummeted to never-before-seen lows in 2020, some worried that the energy company's dividend was in danger.