Aperio Group LLC reduced its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) by 71.2% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 28,507 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 70,525 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Whiting Petroleum were worth $755,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WLL. Northern Trust Corp increased its holdings in Whiting Petroleum by 39.1% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,754,969 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $9,670,000 after purchasing an additional 493,378 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its holdings in Whiting Petroleum by 60.8% during the 2nd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 663,359 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $3,655,000 after purchasing an additional 250,875 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its holdings in Whiting Petroleum by 75.5% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 159,990 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $882,000 after purchasing an additional 68,808 shares during the period. Tokio Marine Asset Management Co. Ltd. purchased a new position in Whiting Petroleum during the 3rd quarter worth $1,060,000. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. increased its holdings in Whiting Petroleum by 25.9% during the 3rd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 132,290 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $722,000 after purchasing an additional 27,219 shares during the period.
Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) opened at $27.21 on Thursday. Whiting Petroleum Corp has a one year low of $15.88 and a one year high of $45.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 0.77 and a current ratio of 0.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,470.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.13 and a beta of 3.33.
Several research firms have commented on WLL. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Whiting Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Imperial Capital raised their price objective on Whiting Petroleum from $6.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “line” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. KeyCorp set a $35.00 price objective on Whiting Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, January 21st. Tudor Pickering upgraded Whiting Petroleum from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 12th. Finally, R. F. Lafferty reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.47.
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About Whiting Petroleum
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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