Whiting Petroleum Corp. closed with a change of -0.72% in the Previous Trading Session

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Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) belongs to the “Basic Materials” sector with an industry focus on “Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration”, with Mr. James J. Volker as Chairman, Chief Exec. Officer and Pres.

The company has been one of the biggest innovators in “Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration” employing approximately 850 full time employees.

Key Statistics:

  • The stock subtracted in the prior trading session by -0.72%, closing at the stock price of $8.32.
  • Currently, the market capitalization of Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) is 3.02 Billion.
  • WLL has a 1-year high price of $ 14.44 and 1-year low price of $6.38.
  • The number of shares currently held by investors is 362.7 Million.
  • The number of shares traded in the last trading session was 11 Million.

Financials:

The company reported an impressive total revenue of 1.28 Billion in the last fiscal year.

If you look at the company’s income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, WLL earned gross profit of 2.44 Billion, in 2015 1.39 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) produced 844 Million profit.

Currently the shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) has a trading volume of 11 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 14290 shares – with shares dropping to a 52 week low of $6.38, and the company’s shares hitting a 52 week high of $ 14.44.

Looking at the current price of the stock and the 52 week high and low, it suggests that the stock is likely to go Up in the future.

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.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio.

The TTM operating margin is -45.7%. The return on invested capital at -9%, which is good, compared to its peers.

The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 15.08%, which means that the business has healthy reserve funds for contingencies that may arise.

Stock is currently moving with a negative distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately -12.62%, and has a poor year to date (YTD) performance of -30.78% which means the stock is constantly subtracting to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.

The stock diminished about -35.22% in the past 5 years, this negative value indicates that the stock constantly going down in previous years as well.

Future Expectations:

The target price for Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) is $12.97/share according to the consensus of analysts working on the stock, with an expected EPS of $-0.15/share for the current quarter.

The company’s expected revenue in the current quarter to be 381.47 Million, seeing a projected current quarter growth of 78.6%, and per annum growth estimates over the next 5 year period of around 5%.