6.64 -0.02 (-0.30%)
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|Bid||6.64 x 1800|
|Ask||6.66 x 21500|
|Day's Range||6.64 - 6.94|
|52 Week Range||6.00 - 43.23|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||2.84|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||2.44|
|Earnings Date||Nov 5, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||17.30|
Whiting Petroleum (WLL) updates its 2019 production view prompted by issues related to infrastructure restraints that are expected to persist through the rest of the year.
The Denver energy company is down after Reuters reported it's exploring an all-stock acquisition of smaller rival Abraxas. Whiting was also downgraded at Wolfe Research.
Whiting Petroleum Corp, an oil and gas producer with operations in North Dakota and Colorado, is in deal talks with San Antonio-based Abraxas Petroleum Corp , two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. A deal would increase Whiting's acreage in the second-largest U.S. shale field by output and spread its overhead costs over greater production, according to one of the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity as the talks are not yet public. It was not clear what terms the companies were discussing and there is no guarantee they will strike a deal.
Whiting Petroleum Corporation will release its third quarter 2019 financial and operating results on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 after the market closes. A conference call with investors, analysts and other interested parties is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.
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Running an oil and gas company is a well-paying gig, no matter how you look at it. The industry is famed for making company leaders rich, especially in boom times. The CEOs of oil and natural gas businesses based in Denver receive annual compensation worth millions of dollars, ranking them among the top-paid executives in the city.
Whiting Petroleum Corporation (the “Company”) (WLL) today announced the results and proration of the Company’s previously announced cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase up to $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 1.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2020 (the “Notes”). The Tender Offer expired at 11:59 P.M., New York City time, on Thursday, September 26, 2019 (the “Expiration Date”). As of the expiration of the Tender Offer, $523,733,000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes, representing approximately 93.18% of the total Notes outstanding, were validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) pursuant to the Tender Offer.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") changed Whiting Petroleum Corporation's (Whiting) outlook to stable from positive, and affirmed its B1 Corporate Family Rating (CFR), B1-PD Probability of Default Rating (PDR) and its B2 senior unsecured notes rating. Moody's lowered Whiting's Speculative Grade Liquidity Rating to SGL-3 from SGL-1.
Energy stocks are cooling somewhat on Tuesday after a dramatic over-the-weekend attack on Saudi oil facilities. The cool down has come after word production capacity could be restored more quickly than originally anticipated. But regardless of what happens to oil production, one thing is clear: The tensions in the Persian Gulf aren't going to go away anytime soon.This is especially true given that Iran is still unhappy with the Trump Administration's super tough economic sanctions. And Iran is likely to lash out further until it gets a response. * 10 Recession-Resistant Services Stocks to Buy As a result, U.S. shale oil looks set to fill in the supply gaps as needed -- providing a meaningful boost to the sector which has been on the defensive since oil prices peaked in 2014. Here are five cheap, small-cap energy stocks that are worth a look:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Energy Stocks to Buy: Whiting Petroleum (WLL)Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) stock is challenging its 50-day moving average again, threatening to end the downtrend that has been in place since April. A breakout should give way to a run at the 200-day moving average, which would be worth a double from here.The company will next report results on Oct. 30 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 5 cents per share on revenues of roughly $446.4 million. WLL stock was recently upgraded by analysts at KeyBanc. Denbury Resources (DNR)Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) stock is rounding nicely from a multi-month consolidation range, setting up a move above its 200-day moving average. Shares of the shale producer fell from a high near $7 in the summer of 2018 before finding support near the lows set in 2016 and 2017 near the $1 mark. * 10 Big IPO Stocks From 2019 to Watch The company will next report results on Nov. 6 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of 10 cents per share on revenues of $329.4 million. Callon Petroleum (CPE)Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) stock has risen up and over its 50-day moving average, setting up a run at its 200-day average, which would be worth a gain of nearly 30% from here. Watch for an eventual run at the late 2018 highs near $12, which would be worth more than a double from here.The company will next report results on Nov. 5 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 19 cents per share on revenues of $161.4 million. Oasis Petroleum (OAS)Oasis Petroleum (NYSE:OAS) stock is also pushing above its 50-day moving average and closing in on its 200-day average. This marks a return to the trading range that was in play throughout much of the year. Shares are trading well off of the levels seen in the summer of 2018 near $14. A return to those heights would be worth a 3x gain from here. * 7 Stocks the Insiders Are Buying on Sale The company will next report results on Nov. 5 after the close. Analysts are looking for a breakeven result on revenues of $512.5 million. Nabors Industries (NBR)Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR) stock is trying to push up and over its 200-day moving average, looking to return to the highs seen back in April. If it reaches this level, it would be worth nearly a double from here. Shares have double-bottomed near $2 over the past two years, so a solid base of support has been formed that should control it.The company will next report results on Oct. 28 after the close. Analysts are looking for a loss of 21 cents per share on revenues of $800.6 million.As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Momentum Stocks to Buy On the Dip * 7 Dow Titans Breaking Higher * 5 Growth Stocks to Sell as Rates Move Higher The post 5 Cheap Energy Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Shares of U.S. energy companies surged on Monday as a jump in oil prices in the wake of attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities gave new juice to a sector that has been a chronic underperformer. Shares of Apache Corp jumped 16.9% and Marathon Oil Corp gained 11.6%, while major energy conglomerates, including Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, rose 1.5% and 2.2%, respectively. Some smaller stocks registered huge gains: Whiting Petroleum Corp jumped 49%, Denbury Resources Inc gained 28% and Oasis Petroleum Inc climbed 29%.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- There’s one energy market that won’t feast on renewed fear of conflict in the Middle East. The windfall accruing to oil producers after the weekend’s attacks in Saudi Arabia is a bad sign for U.S. natural gas.Far from scrambling for supplies, production of freedom molecules just hit a new record. Ordinarily, that would be cause for celebration. And it is for customers. Producers, meanwhile, are drowning in the stuff – or, rather, burning it off. Flaring of natural gas, when producers burn the excess that they can’t use or sell, is also hitting records. Preliminary data from Rystad Energy show producers in the Permian shale basin flared more than 800 million cubic feet per day in June. On a trailing 12-month basis, they burned off almost enough to supply the entirety of Texas residential gas demand.This is why even though the benchmark Nymex gas futures price has risen almost 30% over the past five weeks, it still trades below $2.70 per million BTU. Average swaps for 2020 are back merely to where they stood in mid-July.We’re dealing with a broken market here, and the re-emergence of oil’s geopolitical premium exacerbates that.This is because a significant portion of the growth in U.S. gas supply is effectively de-linked from the price. So much gas is being flared in the Permian basin because it’s a mere by-product of oil output. Associated gas comes out of the ground alongside oil. Producers care more about the latter, since it’s worth much more and easier to transport (oil can be trucked out if need be; not so with gas).That means gas prices can fall very low and still not persuade frackers to ease off. How low? Speaking at a forum organized last week by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Rusty Braziel of RBN Energy estimated that if oil is trading at $55 a barrel, a typical Permian well could break even with gas priced as low as negative $4. That’s right, they could pay customers to take the gas and still do OK – which happened in West Texas already this year.As it is, after the Saudi attacks, West Texas Intermediate crude is trading back above $60. At $65, Braziel estimates the breakeven gas price would be negative $8.The renewed geopolitical premium in oil is like a windfall for U.S. frackers, adding dollars to the price they get and displacing competing supply from the market. It’s no accident that the strongest-performing E&P stocks on Monday morning are walking wounded such as Whiting Petroleum Corp. and California Resources Corp. Chesapeake Energy Corp., a company that exemplifies the shale-gas boom and bust, is up more than 10% as I write this.Besides adding to earnings, higher futures prices offer producers a chance to lock in revenue for next year via hedging. As of now, 2020 swaps are up by less than $3 a barrel, to just over $55, reflecting the concentration of fear in the near end of the curve. But if Saudi Arabia takes longer to fully restore output or, more ominously, we enter a cycle of retaliation and escalation, then that fear would spread further out. Anything that encourages more rather than less fracking adds to the glut weighing on gas prices.In theory, even if pricing isn’t affecting gas production, all that flaring should ultimately cause another mechanism to kick in and limit supply. Flaring requires waivers from the Railroad Commission of Texas, which regulates the state’s oil and gas industry. And the fact that a swathe of the state is now lit up like a Christmas tree most nights suggests some sort of limit ought to be near.Hopefully you’re sitting down when I tell you the Railroad Commission seems to be just fine with all that potentially salable fuel (and greenhouse gas) just being vented or burned off into the atmosphere. Remarkably, they ruled in a recent case in favor of a producer who wanted to flare gas even though its wells were connected to pipelines that could have taken it away. This was a function of cost, not physical necessity.Such actions could ultimately prove harmful to the industry, and not just in terms of provoking an environmental backlash. Gabriel Collins of Rice University’s Baker Institute points out that if pipeline operators must now contend with the possibility that producers can just flare even if pipelines are there, then those operators may demand more-stringent contract terms or just think twice about building new capacity at all. If we are entering a prolonged period of upheaval in the global oil market, however, then what is the likelihood regulators in a state exemplifying U.S. energy dominance will choose now to take a more restrictive approach? Yet, absent that, as Collins says, “ultimately, you’re putting all the optionality in the hands of the producers.” And those peculiarly Texan torches and that moribund gas market tell you exactly what producers like to do best.To contact the author of this story: Liam Denning at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Gongloff at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Liam Denning is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering energy, mining and commodities. He previously was editor of the Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street column and wrote for the Financial Times' Lex column. He was also an investment banker.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
In an analyst note, Citi identified the companies it says will have the biggest reaction to the rise in crude oil prices following the attacks in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. Small- and mid-cap oil explorers and producers that are heavily shorted or where positioning is negative include Extraction Oil & Gas , Whiting Petroleum Corp. , Callon Petroleum Co and Carrizo Oil & Gas . Heavily shorted land drillers, pumpers and sand/logistic companies could be active including RPC , U.S. Silica Holdings , Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure and Patterson-UTI Energy . Oasis Petroleum is a stock with sensitivity to financial leverage along with Whiting Petroleum and Carrizo Oil & Gas, and heavily shorted offshore drillers Transocean , Valaris , Diamond Offshore Drilling and Noble Corp "are likely to experience a large short cover bounce given elevated short interest ratios, but long cycle offshore activity should see less of an impact unless the outages/geopolitical risk premium sustains for an extended period while structural oversupply likely remains," the broker said.
Today we are going to look at Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) to see whether it might be an attractive...