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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL)?

The company in question is, Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL) currently with a stock price of 8.76 (-1.02% today). The market cap for Whiting Petroleum Corp. is 2453.4, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration industry. The target price for Whiting Petroleum Corp. is 11.5. Currently Whiting Petroleum Corp. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of *TBA. Average volume for Whiting Petroleum Corp. is 25488.76 and so far today it is 8890322.

Performance in the last year for Whiting Petroleum Corp. has been -55.08%. For EPS growth, Whiting Petroleum Corp. has seen a growth of -155.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 54.40%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -45.20% over the last five years and could be *TBA for the next five years. Whiting Petroleum Corp. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -48.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -82.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 10.78%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.81%.

Since the IPO date for Whiting Petroleum Corp. on the 11/20/2003, Whiting Petroleum Corp. has seen performance year to date to be -6.25%. With Whiting Petroleum Corp. trading at 8.76, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is -11.79.

So could Whiting Petroleum Corp., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 1.58 and the P/B is at 0.42. The P/cash is 160.35, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Whiting Petroleum Corp. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.04, and total debt/equity at 1.04.

In terms of margins, Whiting Petroleum Corp. has a gross margin of 64.70%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Whiting Petroleum Corp. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -21.60% with return on investment coming to -20.70%.

Insider ownership for Whiting Petroleum Corp., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 79.70%. Outstanding shares are at 277.22. While shares float is 273.27. The float short is currently 19.48%, and short ratio is 2.09.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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