Press coverage about Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Whiting Petroleum Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.4067202498442 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

WLL has been the subject of several research reports. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $11.50 to $7.25 in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Credit Suisse Group cut shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $13.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, Macquarie cut shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $5.30 to $5.70 in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.99.

Shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE WLL) traded up 0.21% on Friday, reaching $4.86. 18,106,138 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $4.62 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.87. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a 52-week low of $3.97 and a 52-week high of $13.39. The stock’s market cap is $1.76 billion.

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

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About Whiting Petroleum Corporation

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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