Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL)’s share price traded up 3.5% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $6.84 and last traded at $6.73, with a volume of 25,278,142 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.50.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. KLR Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 target price (down from $18.00) on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp. in a report on Monday. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp. in a report on Friday. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $12.00 target price (down from $14.00) on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp. in a report on Friday. Barclays PLC reduced their target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp. from $12.00 to $9.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Friday. Finally, Wunderlich upped their price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp. from $7.00 to $11.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eighteen have given a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.78.

The firm’s market capitalization is $1.88 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $9.09 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.83.

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.70) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.52) by $0.18. The business earned $339.58 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $374.83 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 42.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.04 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Whiting Petroleum Corp. will post ($1.87) earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of WLL. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corp. by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 150,541 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $1,421,000 after buying an additional 1,456 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank increased its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corp. by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 369,319 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $3,486,000 after buying an additional 6,000 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corp. by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 582,498 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $5,499,000 after buying an additional 25,400 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corp. by 44.3% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 219,304 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,070,000 after buying an additional 67,322 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Adams Natural Resources Fund Inc. increased its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corp. by 44.1% in the fourth quarter. Adams Natural Resources Fund Inc. now owns 251,500 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,374,000 after buying an additional 77,000 shares during the last quarter.

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 and Permian Basin regions of the United States. The Company operates in the segment of exploration and production of crude oil, natural gas liquid (NGLs) and natural gas.

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