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Whitecap Resources (TSE:WCP) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings News reports. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation and two have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is C$17.75.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Whitecap Resources from C$18.00 to C$20.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 26th. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Canaccord Genuity raised their price target on shares of Whitecap Resources from C$17.50 to C$20.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 21st. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at FirstEnergy Capital raised their price target on shares of Whitecap Resources from C$19.00 to C$19.50 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.

Whitecap Resources (TSE:WCP) opened at 18.41 on Thursday. Whitecap Resources has a 1-year low of $11.06 and a 1-year high of $18.70. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $16.61 and a 200-day moving average of $14.61. The company has a market cap of $4.224 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.99.

Whitecap Resources (TSE:WCP) last announced its earnings results on Friday, August 8th. The company reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.68.

The company also recently declared a aug 14 dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Sunday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.0625 per share.

Whitecap Resources Inc is engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids in Western Canada.

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