Stocks Highjack By Analysts Estimates: Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL), Enbridge (NYSE:ENB)

Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -1.29% to close at $9.16 with the total traded volume of 13.85 Million shares. Fundamentalist can give brighter side of a picture but an analyst can glow the darker parts stored in any investment. Let us view how analysts have ranked WLL in recent few months. In ratings table the WLL given BUY ratings by 14 analysts in current phase and 1 analyst suggest it as overweight security. The 1 analyst has SELL recommendation for current month on WLL. While 22 number of analysts gave ratings for HOLD in current as compared to 1 analyst giving UNDERWEIGHT. As per remarks given by WSJ, overall consensus pool recommends it as Overweight security.

The stock was assessed in terms of profitability as current quarter EPS estimate trends showed $-0.19 at current month while compared with $-0.22 in a month ago. The stock next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $-0.16 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $-0.62 as compared to one month ago of $-0.72, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $-0.33.

The firm has institutional ownership of 84.20%, while insider ownership included 0.60%. Its price to sales ratio ended at 2.59. WLL attains analyst recommendation of 2.40 with week’s performance of 0.11%.

Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB) [Trend Analysis] plunged reacts as active mover, shares a loss -1.25% to traded at $41.19 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -0.24%. The ENB held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The ENB ratings chart showed that 4 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 1 analyst opting for Overweight option for same period, whereas, 1 analyst out of pool gave UNDERWEIGHT rating. For stocks’ current month, 9 analysts opted for BUY ratings. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 47.97 as compared to current price of 41.19.

Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.41 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $1.90 as compared to one month ago of $1.92, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $2.11.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 0.60 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 2.60 and price to cash ratio remained 42.43. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 12.90% and return on investment was 4.40% while its return on asset stayed at 2.10%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 2.94.

 

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