Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) had its price objective hoisted by Barclays PLC from $5.00 to $19.00 in a research report released on Monday morning. The firm currently has an equal weight rating on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock.

A number of other research analysts also recently commented on WLL. Imperial Capital dropped their price objective on Whiting Petroleum Corporation from $30.00 to $6.00 and set an in-line rating on the stock in a report on Monday, November 13th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a hold rating on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded Whiting Petroleum Corporation from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. KeyCorp reiterated a buy rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on Whiting Petroleum Corporation from $48.00 to $46.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $36.62.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE WLL) opened at $21.80 on Monday. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a 1-year low of $15.88 and a 1-year high of $53.56. The company has a current ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.56) EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.80) by $0.24. Whiting Petroleum Corporation had a negative return on equity of 5.06% and a negative net margin of 45.39%. The business had revenue of $324.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $330.25 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($1.88) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Whiting Petroleum Corporation will post -2.43 EPS for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in WLL. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 44.8% in the 3rd quarter. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC now owns 28,255,537 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $154,275,000 after purchasing an additional 8,737,870 shares in the last quarter. Fine Capital Partners L.P. increased its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 53.7% in the 2nd quarter. Fine Capital Partners L.P. now owns 21,336,862 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $117,566,000 after purchasing an additional 7,450,722 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 21.0% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 25,799,001 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $142,153,000 after purchasing an additional 4,483,396 shares in the last quarter. Numeric Investors LLC increased its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 163.0% in the 2nd quarter. Numeric Investors LLC now owns 4,835,600 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $26,644,000 after purchasing an additional 2,997,300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Schneider Capital Management Corp increased its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 63.7% in the 2nd quarter. Schneider Capital Management Corp now owns 5,729,569 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $31,570,000 after purchasing an additional 2,230,237 shares in the last quarter.

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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