Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) Stock Price

News coverage about Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Whiting Petroleum Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 92 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several analysts recently commented on WLL shares. Scotiabank set a $16.00 price target on Whiting Petroleum Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 27th. KLR Group boosted their price target on Whiting Petroleum Corporation from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. BidaskClub upgraded Whiting Petroleum Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a research report on Friday, March 31st. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut Whiting Petroleum Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $11.50 to $7.25 in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.07.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE WLL) opened at 5.23 on Thursday. Whiting Petroleum Corporation has a 1-year low of $4.81 and a 1-year high of $13.39. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $6.88 and its 200 day moving average price is $9.51. The firm’s market cap is $1.90 billion.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.22) by $0.07. Whiting Petroleum Corporation had a negative return on equity of 8.76% and a negative net margin of 106.04%. The firm had revenue of $371.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $359.28 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.85) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 28.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Whiting Petroleum Corporation will post ($0.57) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Whiting Petroleum Corporation

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.

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