Consensus ratings for Whiting Petroleum
Approximately 38% of the analysts rated Whiting Petroleum (WLL) as a “buy” and ~56.4% rated it as a “hold.” The average broker target price of $14.28 for Whiting Petroleum implies a return of ~32% over the next 12 months.
Whiting Petroleum’s high target price stands at $19.00, while its low target price is ~$9.70.
Analysts’ recent upgrades and downgrades
On December 1, 2016, Stifel upgraded its ratings for Whiting Petroleum from “hold” to “buy.”
Whiting Petroleum’s peer Continental Resources (CLR) was downgraded by Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan (JPM), and KLR Group. On December 8, 2016, Deutsche Bank (DB) downgraded its ratings for Continental Resources from “buy” to “hold.” On the same day, J.P. Morgan downgraded its ratings for Continental Resources from “overweight” to “neutral.” KLR Group downgraded Continental Resouces from “accumulate” to “hold” on December 5. To learn how Continental Resouces performed in 4Q16, read Continental Resources in 4Q16: Revenue Miss Pulls Stock Down.