Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) has been given a $27.00 price objective by research analysts at Robert W. Baird in a research note issued on Monday. The firm presently has an “outperform” rating on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 13.92% from the stock’s current price.

Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on WLL. ValuEngine cut shares of Whiting Petroleum from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Tudor Pickering cut shares of Whiting Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Whiting Petroleum from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $20.00 to $14.00 in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research note on Sunday, September 17th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies dropped their price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum from $40.00 to $28.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Whiting Petroleum currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $33.58.

Whiting Petroleum (NYSE WLL) opened at $23.70 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. Whiting Petroleum has a 12 month low of $15.88 and a 12 month high of $53.48.

Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.56) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.80) by $0.24. The company had revenue of $324.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $330.25 million. Whiting Petroleum had a negative net margin of 45.39% and a negative return on equity of 5.06%. Whiting Petroleum’s revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($1.88) EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Whiting Petroleum will post -2.36 EPS for the current year.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of WLL. Chicago Equity Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Whiting Petroleum in the 2nd quarter valued at about $102,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Whiting Petroleum in the 3rd quarter valued at about $133,000. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. grew its stake in Whiting Petroleum by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 24,585 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $138,000 after acquiring an additional 475 shares during the last quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC grew its stake in Whiting Petroleum by 92.9% in the 2nd quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC now owns 26,616 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $147,000 after acquiring an additional 12,815 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. grew its stake in Whiting Petroleum by 167.2% in the 3rd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 28,135 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $154,000 after acquiring an additional 17,604 shares during the last quarter.

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Whiting Petroleum 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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