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What Are Analysts’ Ratings for Whiting Petroleum Stock?

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Jun. 13 2018, Updated 1:25 p.m. ET

Analysts’ ratings for WLL

Approximately 36.4% of Wall Street analysts have rated Whiting Petroleum (WLL) as a “buy,” while 45.5% of analysts have rated it as a “hold.” Around 12% of analysts have rated WLL stock as an “underperform.”

The average broker target price of $50.52 implies a return of ~-5.6% over the next 12 months. In comparison, Apache Corporation (APA) has the potential to return 1.9% over the next 12 months, and Cimarex Energy (XEC) has the potential to return 45% in the same period. Meanwhile, Sanchez Energy (SN) has the potential to return -5.4% over the next 12 months.

The highest target price from a Wall Street analyst for Whiting Petroleum stock is $73, while the lowest target price is $16.

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Recent rating changes for Whiting Petroleum stock

On May 23, Morgan Stanley upgraded WLL stock from an “equal weight” to an “overweight” rating. On the same day, Morgan Stanley upgraded Oasis Petroleum (OAS) from an “equal weight” to an “overweight.”

Earlier, on April 20, Morgan Stanley upgraded Whiting Petroleum stock from an “underweight” to an “equal weight.” On March 8, Bank of America upgraded WLL stock from an “underperform” to a “neutral.” A day earlier, on March 7, Seaport Global upgraded Whiting Petroleum stock from a “neutral” to a “buy.” On March 21, Johnson Rice initiated coverage on WLL stock with a “buy” rating.

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