March 30, 2017

Brokers Add To Their Ratings On Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL)

20 March 2017, 07:14 | Melvin Schneider

This rating was issued on 12/16/16.

Ford Motor Company's consensus price target is around $13.19 a share. They now have a Dollars 14 price target on the stock.

Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 21st.

Following analysis criteria, Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) attains noticeable attention, it has analyst recommendation of 2.40 on scale of 1-5 with monthly performance of -21.51%.

12/16/2016 - Whiting Petroleum Corporation was downgraded to "market perform" by analysts at Wells Fargo. They now have a Dollars 23 price target on the stock.

10/05/2016 - Mizuho began new coverage on Whiting Petroleum Corporation giving the company a "neutral" rating. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.28) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.32) by $0.04.

On 03/16/2017 close, Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) plummeted -2.11% to $9.28. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $19 and a Low Price Target of $9.7. Finally comes the ratings part in which the CF was evaluated with 6 analysts of WSJ going for Buy ratings in previous quarter, while at present 4 analysts gave Buy ratings from whole pool. (WLL) where 8 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 7 analysts said it's a Buy, 22 rated the stock as Hold, 1 analysts reported Underperform and 1 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. While it's Return on Investment (ROI) value is -9%.

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12/01/2016 - Whiting Petroleum Corporation was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. (NYSE:WLL)'s shares have the potential to reach a high EPS of -0.11 per share, and a low EPS of -0.25 per share in the current quarter.

For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. According to them, the median (average) EPS the company could deliver is -0.19/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.04 Percent. Hence, the surprise factor was -14.6 percent. The company has a market cap of $3,366 million and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated to be 362,698,460 shares.

To find out the technical position of WLL, it holds price to book ratio of 0.51 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a 52-week low of 6.38 and a 52-week high of 14.44. The stock is now trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -11.2%.

Currently, the company has SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -5.4 Percent.

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) is now showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of -12.8%.

In the trailing 12 months period, return on assets ratio of the Company was -12.80% and return on equity ratio was -28.10% while its return on investment ratio was -9.00%. Over the past five trading sessions it is 1.17%; -15.05% for the month; -21.65% for the last quarter; 30.58% for the past six-months; and 18.35% for the last 12 months.

Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE:ALLY), stock is trading $23.62 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of 14.90% in last 5 years. The Relative Volume value measured for Whiting Petroleum Corp.

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