Tudor Pickering upgraded shares of Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday morning, Marketbeat Ratings reports.

WLL has been the subject of a number of other reports. Imperial Capital boosted their price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum from $6.00 to $30.00 and gave the company a line rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. KeyCorp set a $35.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Sunday, January 21st. R. F. Lafferty restated a hold rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research report on Monday, December 11th. They set a neutral rating and a $29.00 price target for the company. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Whiting Petroleum from a sell rating to a neutral rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $34.28.

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) opened at $23.86 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $2,160.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.32 and a beta of 3.33. The company has a current ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. Whiting Petroleum has a 1 year low of $15.88 and a 1 year high of $47.00.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in Whiting Petroleum in the third quarter worth $133,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue bought a new stake in Whiting Petroleum in the fourth quarter worth $138,000. Gotham Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in Whiting Petroleum by 92.9% in the second quarter. Gotham Asset Management LLC now owns 26,616 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $147,000 after purchasing an additional 12,815 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its stake in Whiting Petroleum by 167.2% in the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 28,135 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $154,000 after purchasing an additional 17,604 shares during the last quarter. Finally, ProShare Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Whiting Petroleum by 1.4% in the second quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 28,373 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $156,000 after purchasing an additional 388 shares during the last quarter.

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About Whiting Petroleum

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.

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