Analysts estimate Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) To Grow by 4.84%: Here is Why

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Bradley J Holly Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer with 134,468 shares. The second-largest direct holder is James E. Catlin Independent Director, with 67,681 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 43,930 shares of WLL is Peter Hagist Senior Vice President, Planning and Reservoir Engineering.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL), BlackRock Fund Advisors is the top holder with 12.0 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is The Vanguard Group, Inc. with 8.0 million shares. In the third-place spot with 7.0 million shares is Fidelity Management & Research Co..

This company’s stock price was $6.58 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 5875353. Compare that to its average daily volume of 9.60M. Given the fact that this stock has 92.05M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $605.69M. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 3.30. Its Price to Sales ratio is 0.36 and its Price to Book ratio is 0.14.

WLL stock has achieved a 5-day range of $6.52 to $7.56, with a total performance of -6.53% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $6.17 to $8.26, generating a -11.44% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by -29.02%, trading in the range of $6.00 to $11.85.

In the past 5 days, shares of WLL have made a new high 1 time. In the last month, it has made a new high 4 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 4 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at -0.38. This is a -0.29 difference compared to the consensus estimate of -0.09, amounting to an earnings surprise of -322.20%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.3, making for an earnings surprise of -193.30%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at -0.16, generating a -188.90% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $342.0 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $-1.0 billion. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $1.0 billion for the year, compared to $577.0 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$957.0 million, compared to -$856.0 million, and Free Cash flow was $134.0 million compared to the prior year’s $-279.0 million.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 3/10. This is due to a combination of factors, includingan Equity to Asset ratio of 0.54, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.69 and a Debt to EBITDA of 2.68. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 0.78, its Piotroski F-Score is 6 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.88.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 6/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 7.61, a Net Margin of 6.62, a ROE of 2.64, and a ROC of 3.7.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for WLL, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 0.14, its Price to Median PS Value is 0.15. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for WLL is now 0.00, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 0.19. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is -411.65.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for WLL is sitting at 0.44, while its Current Ratio is 0.44. This stock’s PB Ratio is 0.15, its PS Ratio is 0.36, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 5.55. Similarly, its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 0.73.