Stock Volume Ramping Up Mid-Session: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL)

Stock Volume Ramping Up Mid-Session: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL)”

Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for Whiting Petroleum Corp. the EPS stands at -0.15 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be -0.22, suggesting the stock exceeded the analysts' expectations.

The volume of the particular stock is the shares bought and sold in a single trading day. Van ECK Associates Corp's holdings in Whiting Petroleum Corporation were worth $517,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.43% of the company's stock. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 18.6% in the fourth quarter. (AKG) have 204.82 million outstanding shares now held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. It turned negative, as 35 investors sold WLL shares while 97 reduced holdings. This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell. Norges Bank acquired a new position in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation during the fourth quarter worth $38,888,000.

Stock is now moving with a negative distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately -38.03%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -51.25% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $5.55 and reached to max level of $13.39. The total market capitalization remained at $2.27 billion. The company's 50-day moving average is $7.56 and its 200 day moving average is $9.87. Whiting Petroleum Corporation's 20-Day Simple Moving Average is -20.46%. Axa has 0.01% invested in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) for 222,000 shares. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.22) by $0.07. It is the amount of net income returned as a percentage of shareholders equity. Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 32 analysts.

The company showed 0.50 diluted EPS growth for trailing twelve months. They expect $-0.15 EPS, up 78.57% or $0.55 from last year's $-0.7 per share. Fine Capital Partners Limited Partnership reported 13.34% of its portfolio in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL).

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This news story was originally published by BBNS and is owned by of BBNS. If you are reading this article on another website, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of worldwide trademark and copyright laws. A negative earnings surprise will usually result in a decline in share price. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" rating in Friday, December 16 report. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a report on Thursday, February 23rd. Credit Suisse Group restated a "buy" rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a report on Friday, March 31st. FBR & Co dropped their price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation from $13.00 to $11.00 and set a "mkt perform" rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $12.38.

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