News headlines about Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Whiting Petroleum Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.2429882572305 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on WLL. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on Whiting Petroleum Corporation from $12.00 to $11.50 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Macquarie lowered Whiting Petroleum Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $5.30 to $5.70 in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Whiting Petroleum Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Cowen and Company set a $8.00 price target on Whiting Petroleum Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.28.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) traded up 0.84% during trading on Friday, reaching $4.79. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 15,102,495 shares. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a 1-year low of $4.61 and a 1-year high of $13.39. The stock’s market cap is $1.74 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $5.19 and its 200-day moving average price is $8.03.

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 for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.19) by $0.01. Whiting Petroleum Corporation had a negative return on equity of 6.77% and a negative net margin of 88.27%. The business had revenue of $311.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $345.64 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.70) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Whiting Petroleum Corporation will post ($0.71) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Whiting Petroleum Corporation Company Profile

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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