Research Analysts Offer Predictions for Whiting Petroleum Corp’s Q4 2017 Earnings (WLL)

Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) – Equities research analysts at Capital One Financial issued their Q4 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research report issued on Tuesday. Capital One Financial analyst B. Velie anticipates that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings of ($0.11) per share for the quarter. Capital One Financial has a “Overweight” rating on the stock. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for Whiting Petroleum’s Q1 2018 earnings at ($0.01) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.01) EPS.

Several other research analysts have also issued reports on WLL. Barclays set a $20.00 target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Whiting Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Morgan Stanley set a $16.00 target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. SunTrust Banks set a $36.00 target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, KeyCorp set a $28.00 target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Whiting Petroleum has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.28.

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) opened at $24.06 on Thursday. Whiting Petroleum has a 1 year low of $15.88 and a 1 year high of $47.00. The stock has a market cap of $2,364.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.34 and a beta of 3.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.59.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in WLL. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new position in Whiting Petroleum in the third quarter worth about $133,000. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. increased its stake in shares of Whiting Petroleum by 2.0% during the second quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 24,585 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $138,000 after purchasing an additional 475 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue bought a new position in shares of Whiting Petroleum during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $138,000. Gotham Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Whiting Petroleum by 92.9% during the second quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC now owns 26,616 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $147,000 after purchasing an additional 12,815 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Whiting Petroleum by 167.2% during the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 28,135 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $154,000 after purchasing an additional 17,604 shares in the last quarter.

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Whiting Petroleum 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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