Tudor Pickering upgraded shares of Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning, Marketbeat.com reports.
A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on WLL. Cowen reiterated a buy rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Barclays lifted their target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum from $5.00 to $19.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Morgan Stanley set a $16.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the company a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Mizuho set a $32.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a hold rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $34.28.
Shares of Whiting Petroleum (NYSE WLL) opened at $23.67 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.59. The stock has a market cap of $2,150.00, a P/E ratio of -3.30 and a beta of 3.33. Whiting Petroleum has a one year low of $15.88 and a one year high of $47.00.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. ProShare Advisors LLC lifted its position in Whiting Petroleum by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 28,373 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $156,000 after buying an additional 388 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue bought a new stake in Whiting Petroleum during the 4th quarter worth about $138,000. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. raised its holdings in Whiting Petroleum by 24.5% during the 3rd quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 30,619 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $170,000 after purchasing an additional 6,034 shares during the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd raised its holdings in Whiting Petroleum by 19.9% during the 2nd quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 46,738 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $258,000 after purchasing an additional 7,742 shares during the last quarter. Finally, National Planning Corp raised its holdings in Whiting Petroleum by 10.4% during the 3rd quarter. National Planning Corp now owns 86,175 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $471,000 after purchasing an additional 8,150 shares during the last quarter.
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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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