News headlines about Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Whiting Petroleum earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.7701549480587 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

A number of research analysts have issued reports on WLL shares. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum from $40.00 to $28.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, September 18th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Imperial Capital assumed coverage on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. They issued an “in-line” rating and a $24.00 price target for the company. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $40.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.31.

Whiting Petroleum (NYSE WLL) traded up $0.06 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $29.78. 4,195,600 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,000,000. Whiting Petroleum has a fifty-two week low of $15.88 and a fifty-two week high of $49.88. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,700.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.15 and a beta of 3.39. The company has a current ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62.

Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.56) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.80) by $0.24. Whiting Petroleum had a negative net margin of 45.39% and a negative return on equity of 5.06%. The business had revenue of $324.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $330.25 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($1.88) earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Whiting Petroleum will post -2.26 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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