Stock In Spotlight: Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL)

Lloyd Doyle
October 3, 2017

Taking a deeper look into the technical levels of Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL), we can see that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -30.72. Considering that the stock daily volume of 25.37 million shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy trading in volume size. It has outperformed by 10.67% the S&P500. Among holders that decreased their positions, 144 sold out of the stock Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. APC's SI was 12.58 million shares in October as released by FINRA.

For passive investors (long-term) earning per shares and its growth is most valuable indicator for investment, as CHK has EPS growth of 71.30% for this year, while NFLX EPS growth standing at 51.50%for this year. 20,000 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) shares with value of $1.04M were bought by FLUOR PETER J. The Company is engaged in developing, acquiring, and exploring for oil and natural-gas resources. About shares traded. Insmed Incorporated (NASDAQ:INSM) has risen 57.88% since October 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 37.57% the S&P500. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a "hold" rating on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Therefore 27% are positive. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -5.14%. The rating was maintained by Wunderlich with "Buy" on Friday, July 31. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, December 1 to "Buy". The stock of Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) earned "Mkt Perform" rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, May 10. Barclays Capital has "Equal-Weight" rating and $33 target. It is meant to chart the current and historical strength or weakness of a stock or market based on the closing prices of a recent trading period. Wunderlich maintained the shares of WLL in report on Tuesday, June 28 with "Hold" rating.

Since May 17, 2017, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $2.14 million activity.

The company is trading up by 1.35%% since yesterday's close of 36.36.


Investors sentiment increased to 1.51 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.52, from 0.99 in 2017Q1. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 4.0% in the 1st quarter. 58 funds opened positions while 238 raised stakes. 290.12 million shares or 1.84% more from 284.87 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Fny Managed Accounts Limited holds 2,073 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Da Davidson Company stated it has 94,012 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. The Kansas-based Truenorth has invested 0.07% in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL).

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL) gross margin percentage stands at 75.1% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -25.6 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -76 Percent. Jpmorgan Chase & owns 0% invested in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) for 1,236 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Communications invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC). State Of Tennessee Treasury Department holds 409,538 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Bryn Mawr, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 54,339 shares. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 95.8% in the first quarter. Moreover, Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas has 0% invested in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL). Da Davidson & Co holds 0.93% or 267,480 shares. Etrade Capital Management Ltd invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC). Personal Capital Advisors Corporation invested in 0.24% or 245,664 shares.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation is an independent gas and oil company. The firm's market cap is $31.89 billion. It is engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil, natural gas liquid and natural gas. It now has negative earnings. The Company's segments include Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream, and Marketing. The Firm operates through three divisions: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. Insmed had 19 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 13 by Dougherty & Company. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Sidoti given on Wednesday, March 23. Atwood & Palmer reported 0% in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC). 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating.

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