Stock Picks With Profit Margins Analysis: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL), Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA)

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) presented as an active mover, shares knocking up -4.70% to traded at $8.72 in most recent trading session. The firm has floated short ratio of 12.70%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, its stand at 3.54.

Efficiency or profitability analysis gives an appropriate idea for investment decision; WLL attains returns on investment ratio of -9%, which suggests it’s viable on security that has lesser ROI. The operating profit margin and gross profit margin can be giving more focus view that is -54.60% and 69.70% respectively.

Turns back to returns ratios, returns on equity stands at -28.10%. Usually, financial analysts consider return on equity ratios in the 15-20% range as an attractive level of investment quality. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was -2.46% and monthly performance was -21.51%. The stock price of WLL is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -14.15% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -20.94%.

Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) attains noticeable attention, it felling -2.22% to traded at $10.58. ECA attains analyst recommendation of 2.40 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 2.52%.

The firm has noticeable returns on equity ratio of -16.60%, which shows how much profit each dollar of ordinary stockholders’ equity generates. The returns on investment very popular metric among passive investors, it stands at -9.60%. To see the other side of depiction, profit margin of ECA stands at negative -32.40%; that indicates a firm actually every dollar of sales keeps in earnings. The -6.40% returns on assets present notable condition of firm. Mostly ROA known as a comparative measure, it is best to compare it against a firm’s previous ROA numbers or the ROA of a same firm.

To find out the technical position of ECA, it holds price to book ratio of 1.68 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 11.70. ECA is presenting price to cash flow of 12.33.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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