Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) Given a $5.00 Price Target at Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC set a $5.00 price target on Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) in a research report released on Wednesday. The brokerage currently has a hold rating on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock.

A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on WLL. Imperial Capital began coverage on Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. They issued an in-line rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a hold rating on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus set a $10.00 target price on Whiting Petroleum Corporation and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Jefferies Group LLC began coverage on Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a research report on Monday. They issued a hold rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a buy rating and issued a $7.00 target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $9.40.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) traded down 1.222% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $5.255. 13,248,666 shares of the company were exchanged. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a 1-year low of $3.97 and a 1-year high of $13.39. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.91 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $4.91 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.30.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $311.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $345.64 million. Whiting Petroleum Corporation had a negative return on equity of 6.77% and a negative net margin of 88.27%. Whiting Petroleum Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.70) earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Whiting Petroleum Corporation will post ($0.69) EPS for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 28,173,403 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $155,236,000 after purchasing an additional 254,053 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 21.0% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 25,799,001 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $142,153,000 after purchasing an additional 4,483,396 shares during the last quarter. Fine Capital Partners L.P. raised its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 53.7% in the 2nd quarter. Fine Capital Partners L.P. now owns 21,336,862 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $117,566,000 after purchasing an additional 7,450,722 shares during the last quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 8.0% in the 2nd quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC now owns 19,517,667 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $107,542,000 after purchasing an additional 1,440,273 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schneider Capital Management Corp raised its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 63.7% in the 2nd quarter. Schneider Capital Management Corp now owns 5,729,569 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $31,570,000 after purchasing an additional 2,230,237 shares during the last quarter. 83.18% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation Company Profile

Whiting Petroleum Corporation is an independent oil and gas company. The Company is engaged in development, production, acquisition and exploration activities primarily in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. It is engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil, natural gas liquid (NGLs) and natural gas.

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