Is Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) In For Another Earnings Surprise?

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The stock diminished about -35.22% in the past 5 years, this negative value indicates that the stock constantly going down in previous years as well. Whiting Petroleum Corporation's ROE is -26.02%, while industry's is 4.16%. Earnings, with 31 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $-0.15.

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Taking a glance at past performance, we will examine different up or down moving trends about WLL. KCG Holdings Inc. increased its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp by 40.5% in the third quarter. R. F. Lafferty raised their target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th.

Stock is now moving with a negative distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately -12.62%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -30.78% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) is another stock that is grabbing investors attention these days. On the flip side, the stock is -38.92% away from the 52 week high. The company's 52-week range is $6.38 to $14.44.

The Stock has Weekly volatility of 4.14% and monthly volatility of 4.93%.

Price to Sale ratio of WLL stands at 2.3 while Price to Book Ratio stands at 0.61. The stock has a beta value of 0.11. World Asset Management Inc now owns 12,665 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 570 shares in the last quarter. Whiting Petroleum Corp had a negative net margin of 106.77% and a negative return on equity of 11.83%.

Analysts at Seaport Global Securities upped their Q1 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, according to Zacks Investment Research.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio. Hence, it's not surprising that some companies are known for routinely beating earning projections. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of WLL. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 96 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. After the latest check-in, shares are -17.89% off of the 50 day high and 11.16% away from the 50 day low number.

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Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Canaccord Genuity reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $14.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp in a report on Friday, February 10th. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 32,200 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock worth $281,000 after buying an additional 1,930 shares in the last quarter. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy" on Thursday, April 7.

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