WPX Energy Company Profile (NYSE:WPX)

About WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)

WPX Energy logoWPX Energy, Inc. is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties. It operates in the exploration and production segment of the oil and gas industry and its operations are conducted in the United States. It is focused on exploiting, developing and growing its oil positions in the Delaware (a subset of the Permian Basin) and San Juan Basins in the southwestern United States and the Williston Basin in North Dakota. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 642 wells in the Delaware Basin and also owned interests in 783 wells operated by others. As of December 31, 2016, it held approximately 98,000 acres in the Delaware Basin, with operations located in Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in New Mexico and Loving, Pecos, Reeves, Ward and Winkler Counties in Texas. Its activity in the Delaware Basin is focused on the Wolfcamp Shale formation, the Bone Spring interval and the Delaware sand interval.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sub-Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
  • Symbol: NYSE:WPX
  • CUSIP: 98212B10
  • Web: www.wpxenergy.com
  • Market Cap: $4.22676 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 397,854,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $10.84
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $10.82
  • 52 Week Range: $8.40 - $16.17
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -96.55
  • P/E Growth: -712.00
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1 billion
  • Price / Sales: 4.23
  • Book Value: $10.23 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.04
  • EBITDA: $569 million
  • Net Margins: -18.38%
  • Return on Equity: -5.99%
  • Return on Assets: -2.88%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.64%
  • Current Ratio: 0.63%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.57%
  • Average Volume: 5.93 million shs.
  • Beta: 2.41
  • Short Ratio: 2.57

Frequently Asked Questions for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)

What is WPX Energy's stock symbol?

WPX Energy trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WPX."

How were WPX Energy's earnings last quarter?

WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE:WPX) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported ($0.14) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.16) by $0.02. The business had revenue of $413 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $301.78 million. WPX Energy had a negative return on equity of 5.99% and a negative net margin of 18.38%. The company's revenue was up 199.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.28) earnings per share. View WPX Energy's Earnings History.

When will WPX Energy make its next earnings announcement?

WPX Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for WPX Energy.

Where is WPX Energy's stock going? Where will WPX Energy's stock price be in 2017?

18 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for WPX Energy's stock. Their forecasts range from $8.00 to $20.00. On average, they expect WPX Energy's share price to reach $15.62 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for WPX Energy.

What are analysts saying about WPX Energy stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about WPX Energy stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of WPX Energy have gained higher the industry in last three months. WPX Energy continues to work on its strategy of increasing oil production, which is evident from the rising liquid mix in total production. The two acquisitions closed in Delaware Basin during the first quarter will help the company further increase its oil production. We believe WPX Energy's exposure in the Delaware, Williston and San Juan basins will enable it to achieve its goal of 40% higher oil generation in 2017 from 2016 levels. However, the competitive energy space, volatility in crude oil prices, stringent regulations and dependence on third parties to market their products are headwinds." (10/12/2017)
  • 2. FBR & Co analysts commented, "We reiterate our Outperform rating, $19 price target, and Alpha Generator status on shares of WPX Energy after updating our model for the latest financial and operations data, including the closing of its acquisition of Panther Energy. While a longer average lateral length has positive implications for our production forecast and estimates, the impact is mostly offset by a lower marked-to-market commodity price deck. We note that WPX's best-in-class growth outlook'recently raised to a 30%'40% CAGR from 2017'2020 for both oil and EBITDA (from a prior target of 20%'35%)'is being complemented by sizeable improvements in capital efficiency." (3/21/2017)

Are investors shorting WPX Energy?

WPX Energy saw a decrease in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totalling 30,952,602 shares, a decrease of 12.3% from the August 31st total of 35,275,290 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,571,757 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.7 days. Approximately 8.0% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Who are some of WPX Energy's key competitors?

Who are WPX Energy's key executives?

WPX Energy's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Richard E. Muncrief, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • J. Kevin Vann, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Clay M. Gaspar, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Dennis C. Cameron, Senior Vice President, General Counsel
  • Bryan K. Guderian, Senior Vice President - Business Development and Land
  • William G. Lowrie, Lead Independent Director
  • John A. Carrig J.D., Independent Director
  • William R. Granberry, Independent Director
  • Robert K. Herdman, Independent Director
  • Kelt Kindick, Independent Director

Who owns WPX Energy stock?

WPX Energy's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.08%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.04%), Ingalls & Snyder LLC (0.03%) and Eqis Capital Management Inc. (0.01%). Company insiders that own WPX Energy stock include Clay M Gaspar, Richard E Muncrief, Stephen L Faulkner Jr and William G Lowrie. View Institutional Ownership Trends for WPX Energy.

Who sold WPX Energy stock? Who is selling WPX Energy stock?

WPX Energy's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ingalls & Snyder LLC and State Treasurer State of Michigan. View Insider Buying and Selling for WPX Energy.

Who bought WPX Energy stock? Who is buying WPX Energy stock?

WPX Energy's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Eqis Capital Management Inc. and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought WPX Energy stock in the last two years include Richard E Muncrief and William G Lowrie. View Insider Buying and Selling for WPX Energy.

How do I buy WPX Energy stock?

Shares of WPX Energy can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is WPX Energy's stock price today?

One share of WPX Energy stock can currently be purchased for approximately $10.62.

MarketBeat Community Rating for WPX Energy (NYSE WPX)
Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  323 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  377 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  700
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about WPX Energy and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 3 Hold Ratings, 14 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.72)
Consensus Price Target: $15.62 (47.06% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)
Price Target History for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)
Analysts' Ratings History for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/16/2017Bank of America CorporationInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/13/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$12.00 -> $13.00N/AView Rating Details
10/10/2017BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetBuy$14.00N/AView Rating Details
10/9/2017Seaport Global SecuritiesReiterated RatingSell$7.00 -> $8.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2017Stifel NicolausSet Price TargetBuy$17.00N/AView Rating Details
9/18/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesLower Price TargetNeutral$15.00 -> $12.00LowView Rating Details
8/24/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingOverweight$16.00 -> $17.00LowView Rating Details
8/21/2017Northland SecuritiesSet Price TargetBuy$20.00LowView Rating Details
8/4/2017Barclays PLCSet Price TargetHold$8.00 -> $10.00LowView Rating Details
7/18/2017Imperial CapitalInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$18.00HighView Rating Details
6/30/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingBuy$19.00LowView Rating Details
6/22/2017Cowen and CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> Outperform$15.00 -> $14.00HighView Rating Details
6/14/2017Robert W. BairdSet Price TargetBuy$15.00 -> $16.00LowView Rating Details
6/15/2017Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageOutperform$13.50HighView Rating Details
6/1/2017Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$18.00LowView Rating Details
4/17/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuy$19.00LowView Rating Details
12/12/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Set Price TargetBuy$20.00N/AView Rating Details
11/28/2016Deutsche Bank AGUpgradeHold -> Buy$15.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
10/14/2016Evercore ISIUpgradeHold -> Buy$14.00 -> $16.00N/AView Rating Details
10/3/2016WunderlichBoost Price TargetBuy$14.00 -> $17.00N/AView Rating Details
9/9/2016Susquehanna Bancshares IncBoost Price TargetPositive$15.00 -> $18.00N/AView Rating Details
7/6/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$10.50 -> $14.75N/AView Rating Details
6/8/2016KLR GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$13.00 -> $14.00N/AView Rating Details
5/5/2016Iberia CapitalUpgradeSector Perform -> Outperform$7.00 -> $11.00N/AView Rating Details
4/5/2016Drexel HamiltonInitiated CoverageBuy$11.00N/AView Rating Details
3/30/2016SimmonsBoost Price Target$6.00 -> $7.00N/AView Rating Details
2/9/2016Capital One Financial CorporationUpgradeEqual Weight -> OverweightN/AView Rating Details
1/12/2016GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$8.00N/AView Rating Details
11/6/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Boost Price TargetOutperform$9.00 -> $10.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)
Earnings by Quarter for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)
Earnings History by Quarter for WPX Energy (NYSE WPX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q2 2017($0.16)($0.14)$301.78 million$413.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2017Q1 2017($0.17)($0.15)$254.24 million$461.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/22/2017Q416($0.15)($0.16)$276.41 million$88.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316($0.18)($0.17)$257.60 million$251.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216($0.21)($0.28)$252.14 million$138.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116($0.26)($0.21)$307.41 million$216.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2016Q4($0.20)($0.24)$492.45 million$495.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315($0.14)($0.93)$529.68 million$537.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215($0.11)($0.11)$534.99 million$284.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115($0.15)$0.32$537.07 million$572.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414($0.11)$0.12$673.53 million$1.13 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.02($0.02)$839.90 million$794.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214($0.07)$0.06$888.60 million$814.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.02$0.21$811.91 million$987.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q4($0.36)($0.34)$682.60 million$657.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q213($0.16)($0.33)$752.30 million$910.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q2 2013($0.15)($0.04)$770.23 million$910.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013($0.23)($0.25)$721.27 million$631.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2013Q4 2012($0.03)($0.20)$701.53 million$572.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312($0.05)($0.23)$597.00 million$545.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.61)
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.23)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174($0.21)($0.12)($0.17)
Q2 20174($0.18)($0.15)($0.16)
Q3 20175($0.16)($0.12)($0.14)
Q4 20175($0.17)($0.11)($0.14)
Q1 20182($0.08)($0.01)($0.05)
Q2 20182($0.09)$0.00($0.05)
Q3 20181($0.07)($0.07)($0.07)
Q4 20181($0.07)($0.07)($0.07)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.40%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 97.73%
Insider Trades by Quarter for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)
Insider Trades by Quarter for WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/15/2017Clay M GasparInsiderSell35,000$10.48$366,800.00View SEC Filing  
1/12/2017Richard E MuncriefInsiderBuy20,000$13.35$267,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/12/2017William G LowrieDirectorBuy5,000$13.35$66,750.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2016Stephen L Faulkner JrVPSell5,000$9.88$49,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016Richard E MuncriefCEOBuy20,400$9.80$199,920.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016William G LowrieDirectorBuy10,000$9.80$98,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016William G LowrieDirectorBuy2,500$4.92$12,300.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2015Clay M. GasparSVPBuy35,000$5.51$192,850.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Dennis C CameronSVPBuy1,800$5.50$9,900.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2015Richard E MuncriefCEOBuy20,000$6.82$136,400.00View SEC Filing  
7/16/2015Bryan K GuderianSVPBuy5,000$10.10$50,500.00View SEC Filing  
7/16/2015Richard E MuncriefCEOBuy30,000$10.10$303,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/16/2015William R GranberryDirectorBuy20,000$10.10$202,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015Richard E MuncriefCEOBuy10,000$10.45$104,500.00View SEC Filing  
12/15/2014William G LowrieDirectorBuy5,000$10.35$51,750.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2014Kelt KindickDirectorBuy10,000$11.18$111,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/10/2014Richard E MuncriefCEOBuy10,000$11.41$114,100.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2014J Kevin VannCFOBuy10,000$10.86$108,600.00View SEC Filing  
12/8/2014William R GranberryDirectorBuy10,000$11.23$112,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2014Richard E MuncriefCEOBuy10,000$15.56$155,600.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Bryan K GuderianSVPSell11,820$25.61$302,710.20View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014Richard E MuncriefCEOBuy10,000$26.24$262,400.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2014James J BenderSVPSell23,659$22.41$530,198.19View SEC Filing  
6/12/2014James J BenderSVPSell176,094$22.15$3,900,482.10View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Richard E MuncriefCEOBuy14,000$21.71$303,940.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014Kelt KindickDirectorBuy5,000$20.80$104,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2014Steven NataliSVPSell55,390$21.46$1,188,669.40View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014William LowrieDirectorBuy8,000$20.95$167,600.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014James J BenderCEOSell94,700$22.01$2,084,347.00View SEC Filing  
12/30/2013Michael R FiserSVPSell46,893$20.43$958,023.99View SEC Filing  
10/22/2013Neal A BuckSVPSell10,007$23.00$230,161.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2013Bryan K GuderianSVPSell20,000$20.02$400,400.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Neal A BuckSVPSell10,000$21.00$210,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013James J BenderSVPSell30,413$20.31$617,688.03View SEC Filing  
11/8/2012David F WorkDirectorBuy2,000$15.05$30,100.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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