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About Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL)
Whiting Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas primarily in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. The company sells its oil and gas production to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. As of December 31, 2017, it had interests in 1,980 net productive wells on approximately 490,000 net developed acres, as well as total estimated proved reserves of 617.6 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Crude petroleum & natural gas
Sub-IndustryOil & Gas Exploration & Production
Trailing P/E Ratio-38.53
Forward P/E Ratio21.85
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.48 billion
Price / Sales3.10
Cash Flow$9.0955 per share
Price / Cash5.55
Book Value$43.21 per share
Price / Book1.17
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.31)
Return on Equity-1.08%
Return on Assets-0.56%
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 on the morning of 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 market closes 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 Co. (NYSE:WLL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April, 30th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.92 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.70. The oil and gas exploration company earned $515.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $476.68 million. Whiting Petroleum had a negative net margin of 69.88% and a negative return on equity of 1.08%. The company's revenue was up 38.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.15) earnings per share. View Whiting Petroleum's Earnings History.
When is Whiting Petroleum's next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for WLL?
28 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Whiting Petroleum's stock. Their predictions range from $20.00 to $68.00. On average, they anticipate Whiting Petroleum's share price to reach $42.2231 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Whiting Petroleum.
Are investors shorting Whiting Petroleum?
Whiting Petroleum saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 18,922,375 shares, an increase of 24.1% from the March 30th total of 15,244,350 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 4,814,980 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.9 days. Approximately 20.7% of the shares of the company are short sold.
Who are some of Whiting Petroleum's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Whiting Petroleum include Marathon Oil (MRO), Noble Energy (NBL), Apache (APA), Galp (GLPEY), RWE (RWEOY), EQT (EQT), Toray Industries (TRYIY), Cenovus Energy (CVE), Diamondback Energy (FANG), Encana (ECA), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Parsley Energy (PE), Cimarex Energy (XEC), RSP Permian (RSPP) and WPX Energy (WPX).
Who are Whiting Petroleum's key executives?
Whiting Petroleum's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Michael J. Stevens, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 52)
- Mr. Rick A. Ross, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 59)
- Mr. Mark R. Williams, Sr. VP of Exploration & Devel. (Age 61)
- Mr. Peter W. Hagist, Sr. VP of Planning (Age 57)
- Mr. Bradley J. Holly, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 47)
Has Whiting Petroleum been receiving favorable news coverage?
Media headlines about WLL stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Whiting Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also gave press coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.92 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.
Who are Whiting Petroleum's major shareholders?
Whiting Petroleum's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Barings LLC (16.50%), FMR LLC (12.61%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.33%), Fine Capital Partners L.P. (5.16%), Millennium Management LLC (2.34%) and Earnest Partners LLC (1.34%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Whiting Petroleum.
Which major investors are selling Whiting Petroleum stock?
WLL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fine Capital Partners L.P., UBS Group AG, Caymus Capital Partners L.P., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Legal & General Group Plc, Royal Bank of Canada, Teacher Retirement System of Texas and Guggenheim Capital LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Whiting Petroleum.
Which major investors are buying Whiting Petroleum stock?
WLL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Barings LLC, Earnest Partners LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Millennium Management LLC, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Barometer Capital Management Inc., Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. and Point72 Asset Management L.P.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Whiting Petroleum.
How do I buy shares of Whiting Petroleum?
Shares of WLL 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 WLL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $50.48.
How big of a company is Whiting Petroleum?
Whiting Petroleum has a market capitalization of $4.73 billion and generates $1.48 billion in revenue each year. The oil and gas exploration company earns $-1,237,640,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($1.31) on an earnings per share basis. Whiting Petroleum employs 830 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) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
29 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Whiting Petroleum in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $42.2231, suggesting that the stock has a possible downside of 16.36%. The high price target for WLL is $68.00 and the low price target for WLL is $20.00. There are currently 16 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Hold."
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Hold||Hold||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||2.45||2.41||2.25||2.13|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||0 Sell Rating(s)|
16 Hold Rating(s)
13 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
17 Hold Rating(s)
12 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|3 Sell Rating(s)|
15 Hold Rating(s)
10 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|6 Sell Rating(s)|
14 Hold Rating(s)
10 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$42.2231||$38.10||$34.6593||$35.7429|
|Price Target Upside: ||16.36% downside||4.08% downside||54.18% upside||53.09% upside|
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) Consensus Price Target History
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 5/23/2016 forward)
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE WLL) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.70%
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE WLL) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Shares Held After Transaction||Details|
|3/1/2018||David M Seery||VP||Sell||1,059||$27.77||$29,408.43||37,122|| |
|5/3/2016||James J Volker||CEO||Buy||10,000||$10.30||$103,000.00||629,514|| |
|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||46,173|| |
|4/4/2014||D Sherwin Artus||Director||Sell||1,000||$72.65||$72,650.00||47,173|| |
|3/5/2014||Brent Jensen||Treasurer||Sell||1,100||$72.00||$79,200.00||27,778|| |
|3/4/2014||Brent Jensen||Treasurer||Sell||4,348||$70.51||$306,577.48||28,878|| |
|3/3/2014||Brent Jensen||Treasurer||Sell||2,138||$68.70||$146,880.60||33,226|| |
|11/6/2013||James Volker||CEO||Buy||1,000||$64.84||$64,840.00||110,731|| |
|11/5/2013||Brent Jensen||Treasurer||Sell||1,598||$67.47||$107,817.06||30,250|| |
|11/5/2013||James Brown||COO||Sell||10,900||$66.99||$730,191.00||101,788|| |
|11/5/2013||Rick Mr. Ross||VP||Sell||10,000||$67.14||$671,400.00||23,590|| |
|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|| |
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Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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