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Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) Director D Sherwin Artus sold 1,000 shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.00, for a total value of $80,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 46,366 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,709,280. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) traded up 0.26% on Monday, hitting $79.50. The stock had a trading volume of 1,266,927 shares. Whiting Petroleum Corp has a 1-year low of $44.21 and a 1-year high of $79.37. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $72.77 and its 200-day moving average is $66.24. The company has a market cap of $9.457 billion and a P/E ratio of 24.41.

Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 30th. The company reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $740.25 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $691.58 million. On average, analysts predict that Whiting Petroleum Corp will post $4.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on WLL shares. Analysts at Howard Weil raised their price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp from $95.00 to $98.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 11th. They now have a “focus stock” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Ned Davis Research upgraded shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, May 19th. Finally, analysts at ING Group initiated coverage on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp in a research note on Friday, May 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $96.00 price target on the stock. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seventeen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $81.92.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) is an independent oil and gas company engaged in acquisition, development, exploitation, production and exploration activities primarily in the Rocky Mountains, Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, Michigan and Gulf Coast regions of the United States.

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