Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) – Investment analysts at Capital One Financial issued their Q4 2017 earnings estimates for shares of Whiting Petroleum in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. Capital One Financial analyst B. Velie expects that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings per share of ($0.11) for the quarter. Capital One Financial currently has a “Overweight” rating on the stock. Capital One Financial also issued estimates for Whiting Petroleum’s Q1 2018 earnings at ($0.01) EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.01) EPS.
A number of other research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Whiting Petroleum from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. 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 26th. SunTrust Banks set a $36.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, KeyCorp set a $28.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $34.28.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Whiting Petroleum in the 3rd quarter valued at $133,000. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. increased 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 buying an additional 475 shares during the period. State of Alaska Department of Revenue acquired a new position in Whiting Petroleum in the 4th quarter valued at $138,000. Gotham Asset Management LLC increased 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 buying an additional 12,815 shares during the period. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. increased 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 buying an additional 17,604 shares during the period.
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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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