News coverage about Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Whiting Petroleum Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.3445945896851 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $10.00 price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. ValuEngine lowered Whiting Petroleum Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Whiting Petroleum Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective 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. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lowered Whiting Petroleum Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $11.50 to $7.25 in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.56.

Shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE WLL) traded down 0.78% on Friday, reaching $5.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 10,103,622 shares. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a 52-week low of $3.97 and a 52-week high of $13.39. The company’s market cap is $1.85 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $4.60 and a 200 day moving average price of $6.72.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.18) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate 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 firm had revenue of $311.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $345.64 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.70) EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Whiting Petroleum Corporation will post ($0.70) 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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