Schroder Investment Management Group lifted its holdings in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) by 119.0% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,262,501 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 686,060 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned 0.35% of Whiting Petroleum worth $6,981,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in WLL. Fine Capital Partners L.P. grew its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum by 53.7% during 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 buying an additional 7,450,722 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum by 21.0% during 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 buying an additional 4,483,396 shares during the last quarter. Numeric Investors LLC grew its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum by 163.0% during 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 buying an additional 2,997,300 shares during the last quarter. Schneider Capital Management Corp grew its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum by 63.7% during 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 buying an additional 2,230,237 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Whiting Petroleum during the 2nd quarter valued at about $8,265,000.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on WLL shares. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Whiting Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Barclays boosted their price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum from $5.00 to $19.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Morgan Stanley set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Eight research 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 stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $36.27.

Shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) traded up $0.72 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $25.14. 5,182,442 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,158,652. Whiting Petroleum Corp has a 12 month low of $15.88 and a 12 month high of $53.48. The company has a quick ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62.

Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.56) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.80) by $0.24. The company had revenue of $324.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $330.25 million. Whiting Petroleum had a negative net margin of 45.39% and a negative return on equity of 5.06%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($1.88) EPS. equities analysts forecast that Whiting Petroleum Corp will post -2.39 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Whiting Petroleum

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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