North Star Asset Management Inc. lessened its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) by 0.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 303,768 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 540 shares during the quarter. North Star Asset Management Inc. owned approximately 0.08% of Whiting Petroleum Corporation worth $1,674,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Chicago Equity Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at $102,000. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC boosted its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 24.4% in the 2nd quarter. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC now owns 20,349 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 3,988 shares in the last quarter. Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ acquired a new stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at $121,000. Gotham Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 22.8% in the 1st quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC now owns 13,801 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 2,566 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Private Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 25.0% in the 2nd quarter. Private Capital Management Inc. now owns 25,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares in the last quarter. 83.18% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “North Star Asset Management Inc. Sells 540 Shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL)” was published by Daily Political and is the property of of Daily Political. If you are accessing this report on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of US and international trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this report can be accessed at https://www.dailypolitical.com/2017/10/15/north-star-asset-management-inc-sells-540-shares-of-whiting-petroleum-corporation-wll.html.

WLL has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Seaport Global Securities lowered Whiting Petroleum Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $10.00 to $4.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Tudor Pickering lowered Whiting Petroleum Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $10.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Bank of America Corporation initiated coverage on Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $6.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Citigroup Inc. decreased their price target on Whiting Petroleum Corporation from $11.00 to $8.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Whiting Petroleum Corporation currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.40.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE WLL) traded up 2.67% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $5.39. The company had a trading volume of 14,567,188 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $4.97 and a 200 day moving average price of $6.26. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a 12-month low of $3.97 and a 12-month high of $13.39. The company’s market capitalization is $1.96 billion.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $311.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $345.64 million. Whiting Petroleum Corporation had a negative return on equity of 6.77% and a negative net margin of 88.27%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.70) EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Whiting Petroleum Corporation will post ($0.69) EPS for the current year.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL)

Receive News & Ratings for Whiting Petroleum Corporation Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Whiting Petroleum Corporation and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.