Featured Stock to Focus: Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL)

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL) Engaged In Exploration And Production Of Oil And Gas Primarily In The Permian Basin And Rocky Mountains. Belonging to the Oils-Energy sector which surged 1.16% and closed its last trading session at $8.74.

The company reported its last EPS on 6/30/2016 and is expected to report its next EPS on 10/26/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $11.55.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 2.2. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 2.16 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 2.18 and 2.25 respectively.

Whiting Petroleum Corp. on 6/30/2016 reported its EPS as $-0.7 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $-0.46. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $-0.24. This shows a surprise factor of -52.2%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Whiting Petroleum Corp. Earnings, with 34 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $-0.4. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $-0.23 and $-1.96 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $-0.17.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Whiting Petroleum Corp. as $351.2 Million in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 26 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 404 Million, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 301.64 Million. The company’s last year sales total was 508.04 Million.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Whiting Petroleum Corp. is -135.3%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 32.6%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of -26.61% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is -35.18%.

The Company got Initiated by FBR & Co. on 13-Sep-16 to Mkt Perform.

Insider Trades for Whiting Petroleum Corp. show that the latest trade was made on 31 May 2016 where Catlin (James Ernest), the Director completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 1347 shares were traded at a price of $12.61.


33 analysts projected Price Targets for Whiting Petroleum Corp. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $20. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $4.6 and the Mean Price Target is $11.55.

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL) has the market capitalization of $2.38 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $22.8 on Oct 9, 2015 and touched its 52-Week Low of $3.35 on Feb 25, 2016. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of -21.6 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at -51.5% and Return on Investment (ROI) of -20.7 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of -7.42 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 3.08 and ATR value of 0.53. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 8.01% and 6.40%.

Company profile:

WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation, is an independent oil and gas company that acquires, exploits, develops and explores for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids primarily in the Permian Basin, Rocky Mountains, Mid-Continent, Gulf Coast and Michigan regions of the United States. The Company trades publicly under the symbol WLL on the New York Stock Exchange.