About Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL)
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. Its Northern Rocky Mountains operations included properties in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana targeting the Bakken and Three Forks formations and encompassing approximately 736,000 gross developed and undeveloped acres, as of December 31, 2016. Its Central Rocky Mountains operations included properties at its Redtail field in the Denver Julesburg Basin in Weld County, Colorado targeting the Niobrara and Codell/Fort Hays formations and encompassing approximately 157,200 gross developed and undeveloped acres, as of December 31, 2016. Its other operations primarily relate to non-core assets in Colorado, Mississippi, North Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Oil & Gas Exploration and Production
Sub-IndustryOil & Gas Exploration & Production
Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.28 billion
Price / Sales1.80
Cash Flow$13.53 per share
Price / Cash1.89
Book Value$72.44 per share
Price / Book0.35
Return on Equity-5.06%
Return on Assets-2.71%
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Whiting Petroleum's stock symbol?
Whiting Petroleum trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WLL."
When did Whiting Petroleum's stock split? How did Whiting Petroleum's stock split work?
Whiting Petroleum shares reverse split before market open on Thursday, November 9th 2017. The 1-4 reverse split was announced on Wednesday, November 8th 2017. The number of shares owned by shareholders was adjusted after the closing bell on Wednesday, November 8th 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of Whiting Petroleum stock prior to the reverse split would have 25 shares after the split.
How were Whiting Petroleum's earnings last quarter?
Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 25th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.56) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.80) by $0.24. The oil and gas exploration company had revenue of $324.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $330.25 million. Whiting Petroleum had a negative return on equity of 5.06% and a negative net margin of 45.39%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($1.88) EPS. View Whiting Petroleum's Earnings History.
When will Whiting Petroleum make its next earnings announcement?
Where is Whiting Petroleum's stock going? Where will Whiting Petroleum's stock price be in 2017?
27 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Whiting Petroleum's shares. Their predictions range from $16.00 to $64.00. On average, they anticipate Whiting Petroleum's share price to reach $35.88 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Whiting Petroleum.
What are Wall Street analysts saying about Whiting Petroleum stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Whiting Petroleum stock:
- 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION, a Delaware corporation, is an independent oil and gas company that acquires, exploits, develops and explores for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids primarily in the Permian Basin, Rocky Mountains, Mid-Continent, Gulf Coast and Michigan regions of the United States. The Company trades publicly under the symbol WLL on the New York Stock Exchange. " (11/8/2017)
- 2. KLR Group analysts commented, "We are increasing our price target by $1 to $18 per share following a ~5% improvement in our capital productivity driven by an expected uplift in Niobrara production due to the implementation of enhanced completion designs (company plans to utilize to ~1,100 lbs of proppant per lateral ft and incremental frac stages in '17, up from ~700 lbs previously with first results expected this summer) and a ~4% increase in our '17 production forecast (acceleration of Niobrara DUC completion vs our previous expectation) partly offset by ~6% higher lease operating expense." (2/24/2017)
- 3. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "WLL has a sizable ~444K net acre position in the core of the Williston Basin (WB) that is mostly held by production. Its ~132K net acres in the DJ Basin provide a second quality asset. The company has cleaned up its balance sheet, and with good assets and the ability to quickly increase activity, WLL, which trades at a 2017E EV/EBITDA multiple of 6.8x vs. the S&P Oil & Gas Index at 8.0x, offers good value in our view, and we would use today's weakness in the stock as a buying opportunity." (2/23/2017)
Are investors shorting Whiting Petroleum?
Whiting Petroleum saw a decrease in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 17,487,153 shares, a decrease of 74.0% from the October 31st total of 67,182,840 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 7,767,066 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.3 days.
Who are some of Whiting Petroleum's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Whiting Petroleum include Range Resources (RRC), Vermilion Energy (VET), Black Stone Minerals (BSM), Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B (TGS), Chesapeake Energy (CHK), Texas Pacific Land Trust (TPL), Kosmos Energy (KOS), Matador Resources (MTDR), PDC Energy (PDCE), Southwestern Energy (SWN), Laredo Petroleum (LPI), Tullow Oil (TLW), Extraction Oil & Gas (XOG), Viper Energy Partners (VNOM), SM Energy (SM), Clayton Williams Energy (CWEI), Gulfport Energy (GPOR) and Callon Petroleum (CPE).
Who are Whiting Petroleum's key executives?
Whiting Petroleum's management team includes the folowing people:
- James J. Volker, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board (Age 70)
- Bradley J. Holly, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director (Age 46)
- Michael J. Stevens CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President (Age 51)
- Peter W. Hagist, Senior Vice President - Planning (Age 56)
- Rick A. Ross, Senior Vice President - Operations (Age 58)
- Mark R. Williams, Senior Vice President - Exploration and Development (Age 60)
- Bruce R. DeBoer, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary (Age 64)
- Heather M. Duncan, Vice President - Human Resources (Age 46)
- Steven A. Kranker, Vice President - Reservoir Engineering & Acquisitions (Age 55)
- David M. Seery, Vice President - Land (Age 62)
Who owns Whiting Petroleum stock?
Whiting Petroleum's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC (31.15%), Fine Capital Partners L.P. (29.10%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (25.57%), Caymus Capital Partners L.P. (1.01%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (0.80%) and DFT Energy LP (2.21%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Whiting Petroleum.
Who sold Whiting Petroleum stock? Who is selling Whiting Petroleum stock?
Whiting Petroleum's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Sterling Capital Management LLC, Systematic Financial Management LP, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Stifel Financial Corp, First Trust Advisors LP, Caymus Capital Partners L.P. and Parkwood LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Whiting Petroleum.
Who bought Whiting Petroleum stock? Who is buying Whiting Petroleum stock?
Whiting Petroleum's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC, Fine Capital Partners L.P., DW Partners LP, Precocity Capital LP, Schroder Investment Management Group, GMT Capital Corp, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. and Investment Counselors of Maryland LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Whiting Petroleum.
How do I buy Whiting Petroleum stock?
Shares of Whiting Petroleum can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
What is Whiting Petroleum's stock price today?
One share of Whiting Petroleum stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.57.
How big of a company is Whiting Petroleum?
Whiting Petroleum has a market capitalization of $2.28 billion and generates $1.28 billion in revenue each year. The oil and gas exploration company earns $-1,339,100,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($7.20) on an earnings per share basis. Whiting Petroleum employs 850 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Whiting Petroleum?
Whiting Petroleum's mailing address is 1700 BROADWAY SUITE 2300, DENVER CO, 80290. The oil and gas exploration company can be reached via phone at 303-837-1661 or via email at [email protected]
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Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) Analysts' Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
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MarketBeat will no longer include ratings and price target data in its consensus calculation if a broker drops coverage and MarketBeat has received a report that coverage was dropped. Ratings from certain research firms that issue ratings using purely quantitative methods (such as Zacks, Vetr and ValuEngine) are not included in consensus calculations. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.24||2.24||2.18||2.29|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||5 Sell Rating(s)|
17 Hold Rating(s)
11 Buy Rating(s)
1 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|5 Sell Rating(s)|
17 Hold Rating(s)
11 Buy Rating(s)
1 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|6 Sell Rating(s)|
16 Hold Rating(s)
10 Buy Rating(s)
1 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|3 Sell Rating(s)|
20 Hold Rating(s)
11 Buy Rating(s)
1 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$37.70||$37.86||$44.25||$49.07|
|Price Target Upside: ||61.49% upside||47.10% upside||149.13% upside||83.37% upside|
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) Consensus Price Target History
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 12/11/2015 forward)
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) Earnings History and Estimates Chart
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE WLL) Earnings History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|10/25/2017||Q3 2017||($0.80)||($0.56)||$330.25 million||$324.20 million||View||N/A|
|7/26/2017||Q2 2017||($0.76)||($0.72)||$345.64 million||$311.50 million||View||N/A|
|4/26/2017||Q1 2017||($0.88)||($0.60)||$359.28 million||$371.30 million||View||N/A|
|2/21/2017||Q416||($1.28)||($1.12)||$353.75 million||$342.70 million||View||N/A|
|10/26/2016||Q316||($1.60)||($1.88)||$350.95 million||$129.23 million||View||N/A|
|7/27/2016||Q216||($2.08)||($2.80)||$374.83 million||$339.58 million||View||N/A|
|4/27/2016||Q116||($2.88)||($3.40)||$346.78 million||$292.00 million||View||N/A|
|2/24/2016||Q415||($1.20)||($1.72)||$502.56 million||$423.50 million||View||Listen|
|10/28/2015||Q315||($1.00)||($0.68)||$583.21 million||$508.00 million||View||Listen|
|7/29/2015||Q215||($0.44)||$0.16||$622.75 million||$590.00 million||View||Listen|
|4/29/2015||Q115||($1.28)||($0.92)||$586.03 million||$529.20 million||View||N/A|
|2/25/2015||Q414||$2.00||$1.76||$740.54 million||$696.10 million||View||N/A|
|10/30/2014||Q314||$4.88||$4.96||$832.40 million||$813.10 million||View||Listen|
|7/30/2014||Q214||$4.68||$5.60||$773.40 million||$835.60 million||View||Listen|
|4/30/2014||Q114||$3.84||$4.20||$691.58 million||$740.25 million||View||N/A|
|2/26/2014||Q413||$3.52||$3.52||$683.45 million||$720.50 million||View||Listen|
|7/24/2013||Q2 2013||$2.96||$4.56||$580.76 million||$663.60 million||View||Listen|
|4/24/2013||Q1 2013||$3.60||$3.76||$589.70 million||$613.40 million||View||Listen|
|2/27/2013||Q4 2012||$2.96||$3.32||$535.95 million||$577.10 million||View||Listen|
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) Earnings Estimates
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.68)
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.66)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)
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Dividend History for Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE WLL) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.20%
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE WLL) Insider Trades by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|5/3/2016||James J Volker||CEO||Buy||10,000||$10.30||$103,000.00|| |
|3/4/2015||Lynn A Peterson||Director||Sell||25,000||$19.76||$494,000.00|| |
|2/4/2015||Lynn A Peterson||Director||Sell||25,000||$19.73||$493,250.00|| |
|1/7/2015||Lynn A Peterson||Director||Sell||25,000||$19.67||$491,750.00|| |
|7/23/2014||D Sherwin Artus||Director||Sell||1,000||$90.00||$90,000.00|| |
|7/16/2014||D Sherwin Artus||Director||Sell||1,000||$87.50||$87,500.00|| |
|7/15/2014||D Sherwin Artus||Director||Sell||2,000||$84.13||$168,260.00|| |
|6/16/2014||D Sherwin Artus||Director||Sell||1,000||$80.00||$80,000.00|| |
|6/12/2014||D Sherwin Artus||Director||Sell||1,000||$77.73||$77,730.00|| |
|4/17/2014||D Sherwin Artus||Director||Sell||1,000||$75.00||$75,000.00|| |
|4/4/2014||D Sherwin Artus||Director||Sell||1,000||$72.65||$72,650.00|| |
|3/5/2014||Brent Jensen||Treasurer||Sell||1,100||$72.00||$79,200.00|| |
|3/4/2014||Brent Jensen||Treasurer||Sell||4,348||$70.51||$306,577.48|| |
|3/3/2014||Brent Jensen||Treasurer||Sell||2,138||$68.70||$146,880.60|| |
|11/6/2013||James Volker||CEO||Buy||1,000||$64.84||$64,840.00|| |
|11/5/2013||Brent Jensen||Treasurer||Sell||1,598||$67.47||$107,817.06|| |
|11/5/2013||James Brown||COO||Sell||10,900||$66.99||$730,191.00|| |
|11/5/2013||Rick Mr. Ross||VP||Sell||10,000||$67.14||$671,400.00|| |
|11/1/2013||Michael J Stevens||CFO||Sell||23,936||$65.50||$1,567,808.00|| |
|10/30/2013||D Sherwin Artus||Director||Sell||6,000||$68.89||$413,340.00|| |
|10/30/2013||David M Seery||VP||Sell||3,166||$69.01||$218,485.66|| |
|10/29/2013||Mark R Williams||SVP||Sell||14,250||$69.10||$984,675.00|| |
|10/28/2013||Bruce R Deboer||VP||Sell||23,556||$68.60||$1,615,941.60|| |
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE WLL) News Headlines
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) SEC Filings
|Whiting Petroleum (Filer)||Form 8-K|
Current report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE WLL) Stock Chart for Monday, December, 11, 2017