Technical Scrutiny: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL), Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)

Technical Scrutiny: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL), Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)”

Stifel Nicolaus set a $10.00 price objective on Whiting Petroleum Corporation and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday. Morgan Stanley set a $4.00 price target on Whiting Petroleum Corporation and gave the stock a "sell" rating in a research report on Thursday. Citigroup Inc cut their price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation from $11.00 to $8.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 21st. Whiting Petroleum Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern's scale. Vetr upgraded the shares of WLL in report on Tuesday, September 1 to "Buy" rating.

Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.20 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). The consensus analyst target price is $7.6.

Analysts expect Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) to generate earnings per share of $0.70 in 2017. They presently have a $15.00 price target on the oil and gas exploration company's stock. The stock exchanged hands 33.71 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 19.3 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $1.77 Billion.

Over the past year, the price of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) has decreased -40.54% while the S&P 500 has increased 19.20%.

WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION, a DE 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 MI regions of the United States. The firm's 50-day moving average is $12.05 and its 200-day moving average is $9.15. The company has Beta Value of 3.38 and ATR value of 0.27. Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) has declined 20.87% since October 25, 2016 and is downtrending. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.47) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.40) by $0.07.

Recent trading patterns in the stock of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) have investors on high alert. The firm had revenue of $324.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $330.25 million.

According to analysts Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL)'s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.27 and can go high up to $-0.15. Teacher Retirement System of Texas lifted its stake in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 2.2% in the first quarter. Earnings, with 32 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $-0.2.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Fine Capital Partners L.P. raised its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 53.7% during the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc acquired a new position in Whiting Petroleum Corporation during the third quarter valued at approximately $110,000. Sentinel Trust Co. LBA now owns 151,560 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock valued at $835,000 after purchasing an additional 850 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Baird Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 16.9% in the second quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 47,263 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock valued at $260,000 after purchasing an additional 895 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.16% of the company's stock. The Company is engaged in development, production, acquisition and exploration activities primarily in the Rocky Mountains and Permian Basin regions of the United States.

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