Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.11

Jay Anderson
May 20, 2017

The time frame or length you choose for a moving average, also called the "look back period", can play a big role in how effective it is.

Let's take a gaze at how the stock has been performing recently. Shares are trading -1.47% below their 50-day moving average, and -7.16% below their 200-day moving average. So when the price drops below that moving average it signals a potential reversal based on that MA. Latest closing price was -5.76% downbeat to its 50-day moving average and above 2.74% to its 200-day moving average.

On technical aspect, moving averages may help to distinguish path of dispositions, and they may also be used to set degrees of support and resistance.

The stock is now showing YTD performance of -27.29 Percent.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) is an interesting player in the Basic Materials space, with a focus on Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration. The Beta for the company stands at 3.25 and its Average True Range (ATR) shows a value of 0.44. This is the price at which the trader or investor wants to exit his existing position so he can realize the most reward.

For our stock under consideration here, Whiting Petroleum Corp. In phrases of Market analysis and buying and selling signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference standard is regarded as a bullish indicator, at the same time as the RSI transferring under the horizontal 70 reference standard is visible to be a bearish indicator. Simple moving average analysis helps investors to quickly identify if a security is in an uptrend or downtrend. A rating of 3 would signify a consensus Hold recommendation. BB&T Securities LLC increased its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp by 6.4% in the third quarter. R. F. Lafferty raised their target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corp from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th.

Stock is now 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 price closed the most recent session at $7.94 after going 15.06 million shares trade at hands. Similarly, the company's last 5 years high P/E ratio is 62.39 and low P/E is 12.46, whereas, the industry's and sector's high P/E for the past year is 97.54 and 27.71 respectively and low P/E ratio for the last 5 years is 6.25 for the industry and 10.13 for the Sector. At the time of writing, Shares the company recently traded 63.99% away 52-week low and noted price movement -37.83% away from the 52-week high level. Thanks to a rise of nearly 4.45% in the past five days, the stock price is now down -0.34% so far on the year - still in weak territory. (WLL) has beta value of 3.25.

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An earnings forecast is an analyst's outlook for a company's future quarterly or annual earnings. The company has a Return on Assets (ROA) of -12.50%.

While looking at the SMA values of Whiting Petroleum Corp.

Nine analysts have issued estimates for Whiting Petroleum Corp's earnings, with estimates ranging from $357 million to $401.2 million.

Analysts' ultimate objective when projecting revenue is to determine the appropriate value for a stock. Mergers and acquisitions can only lead to higher earnings per share if they result in synergies. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.22) by $0.07. Consensus earnings estimates are far from ideal, but they are watched by many investors and play an important role in measuring the appropriate valuation for a stock. The company posted an earnings surprise of 31.8%.

Zacks offers analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations.

WLL has been the subject of several other reports. FBR & Co reduced their price objective on Whiting Petroleum Corp from $13.00 to $11.00 and set a mkt perform rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th.

For the past 5 years, Whiting Petroleum Corporation's EPS growth has been almost -26.8%.

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