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How to buy Whiting Petroleum Corporation stock | $24.06

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Whiting Petroleum Corporation is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares (WLL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Whiting Petroleum Corporation employs 505 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$900.7 million.

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  3. Search for Whiting Petroleum Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WLL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Whiting Petroleum Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$24.06, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Whiting Petroleum Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Whiting Petroleum Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation share price

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Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-03.
Latest market closeUSD$24.06
52-week rangeUSD$13.44 - USD$28
50-day moving average USD$17.9814
200-day moving average USD$9.1242
Wall St. target priceUSD$308.15
PE ratio 2.395
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.203

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Is it a good time to buy Whiting Petroleum Corporation stock?

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Whiting Petroleum Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.06 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-05) -10.49%
1 month (2020-12-11) -2.79%
3 months (2020-10-12) 31.55%
6 months (2020-07-11) N/A
1 year (2020-01-11) N/A
2 years (2019-01-11) N/A
3 years (2018-01-11) N/A
5 years (2016-01-11) N/A

Is Whiting Petroleum Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Whiting Petroleum Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Whiting Petroleum Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation's P/E ratio

Whiting Petroleum Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares trade at around 2x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation's EBITDA

Whiting Petroleum Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$532.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Whiting Petroleum Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$900.7 million
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.61%
Return on equity TTM -150.85%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $32.311
Market capitalisation USD$895.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares

There are currently 789,731 Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Whiting Petroleum Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 41.7% up from 557,275 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Whiting Petroleum Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 431546.99453552). Whiting Petroleum Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.83. In other words for every 100,000 Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1830 shares are currently held short.

However Whiting Petroleum Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Whiting Petroleum Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.015% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Whiting Petroleum Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Whiting Petroleum Corporation stock.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation share dividends

We're not expecting Whiting Petroleum Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Whiting Petroleum Corporation's shares ever split?

Whiting Petroleum Corporation's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 9 November 2017. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Whiting Petroleum Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Whiting Petroleum Corporation's share price.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Whiting Petroleum Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.44 up to $28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Whiting Petroleum Corporation's is 4.1082. This would suggest that Whiting Petroleum Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation overview

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. The company sells its oil and gas production to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. As of December 31, 2019, it had interests in 2,171 net productive wells on approximately 523,600 net developed acres, as well as total estimated proved reserves of 485.4 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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