Short Interest in Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) Decreases By 7.3%

Blue Ridge Capital Llc sold 73,310 shares as Whiting Pete Corp New (WLL)'s stock declined 20.16%. The hedge fund run by John Griffin held 5.39 million shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $29.43M, down from 5.46 million at the end of the previous reported quarter.

The market capitalization (Stock Price Multiply by Total Number of Outstanding Shares) for the company is reported at $2.73B.

WLL traded at an unexpectedly low level on 12/01/2018 when the stock experienced a 0.2% gain to a closing price of $29.78. The stock exchanged hands with 6,308,129 numbers of shares compared to its average daily volume of 5.64M shares.

New Generation Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Patterson (PTEN) by 22.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 3,320 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.19B, down from 3,540 at the end of the previous reported quarter. 279.77 million shares or 1.91% less from 285.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. The stock increased 2.23% or $28.52 during the last trading session, reaching $1305.2. 207.11 million shares or 3.18% more from 200.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) has risen 15.98% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in 2017 Q3. It dived, as 61 investors sold WLL shares while 64 reduced holdings. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $31.71 price target, but the stock is already up 87.53% from its recent lows. Finally, Imperial Capital decreased their target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum from $30.00 to $6.00 and set an in-line rating for the company in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Advisors Asset Mngmt holds 0% or 9,039 shares in its portfolio. Van Eck Assoc accumulated 70,119 shares. Its down 12.18% from 1.65M shares previously. Quantum Cap Mgmt Ltd Com Nj reported 0% stake. KeyCorp reissued a buy rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of Whiting Petroleum in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th.

Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $-0.56/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $-0.78/share. Goodman Corp invested in 10,370 shares or 0.03% of the stock.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent gas and oil company, engages in the development, production, acquisition, and exploration of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas primarily in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. Clearbridge Invs Lc invested in 0% or 3,675 shares. Frontier Wealth Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Whiting Petroleum by 11.9% during the 2nd quarter. It also reduced its holding in Kapstone Paper & Packaging C (NYSE:KS) by 38,500 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 250,000 shares, and cut its stake in Mbia Inc (NYSE:MBI). FBR & Co reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation in a research report on Sunday, January 8th. Therefore 94% are positive.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Whiting Petroleum Corp. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.32. They set an in-line rating and a $24.00 target price on the stock. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, July 26. As per Friday, December 16, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, October 18 by Cowen & Co.

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WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION, a DE corporation, is an independent oil and gas company that acquires, exploits, develops and explores for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids primarily in the Permian Basin, Rocky Mountains, Mid-Continent, Gulf Coast and MI regions of the United States. Barclays Capital has "Equalweight" rating and $12 target. Blue Edge Capital Llc sold 220 shares as the company's stock rose 13.58% with the market. Beach Point Capital Management LP increased its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 33.9% in the third quarter. Advisory Net Ltd Company reported 0.02% stake. It is down 0.00% since January 13, 2017 and is.

Among 40 analysts covering Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL), 11 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 23 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Analog Devices had 112 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, November 10 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Monday, October 2. The stock has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday, July 25. The firm earned "Mkt Perform" rating on Tuesday, November 29 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Oppenheimer maintained Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDK) on Friday, August 14 with "Underweight" rating. UBS has "Buy" rating and $96 target. (NASDAQ:CDK) on Wednesday, August 9 with "Buy" rating.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 10.44 Percent, SMA50 of SMA50 Percent and SMA200 of 63.04 percent. We have $28.03 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:WLL worth $133.85M less. The firm has "Neutral" rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, April 6. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with "Hold" rating and $4300 target in Friday, May 26 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.47 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.17, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. Fdx Advisors, a California-based fund reported 12,119 shares. 30 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Caprock Grp Inc invested in 3,361 shares or 0.67% of the stock. Shares of GTN have increased 8.49% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has dropped -2.93% in that time. Voya Mngmt Limited Company holds 253,425 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. The company has market cap of $459.43 million. (NASDAQ:PTEN) for 32,268 shares. Guggenheim Cap Llc reported 171,914 shares. Metropolitan Life Ny holds 0% or 10,787 shares in its portfolio.

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