Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) was upgraded by analysts at Tudor Pickering from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday, Marketbeat reports.

WLL has been the subject of several other reports. Imperial Capital lifted their price target on Whiting Petroleum from $6.00 to $30.00 and gave the company a “line” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. KeyCorp set a $35.00 price target on Whiting Petroleum and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, January 21st. R. F. Lafferty reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on Whiting Petroleum in a research report on Monday, December 11th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $29.00 price target for the company. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group upgraded Whiting Petroleum from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.28.

Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) opened at $22.67 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,060.00, a P/E ratio of -3.16 and a beta of 3.33. Whiting Petroleum has a 12-month low of $15.88 and a 12-month high of $47.00.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Whiting Petroleum in the third quarter worth approximately $133,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue acquired a new stake in shares of Whiting Petroleum in the fourth quarter worth approximately $138,000. Gotham Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Whiting Petroleum by 92.9% in the second quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC now owns 26,616 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $147,000 after acquiring an additional 12,815 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Whiting Petroleum by 167.2% in the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 28,135 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $154,000 after acquiring an additional 17,604 shares during the last quarter. Finally, ProShare Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Whiting Petroleum by 1.4% in the second quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 28,373 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $156,000 after acquiring an additional 388 shares during the last quarter.

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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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