Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) presented as an active mover, shares increasing -2.84% to traded at $12.31 in most recent trading session. The firm has floated short ratio of 23.23%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, its stand at 3.19.
Efficiency or profitability analysis gives an appropriate idea for investment decision; WLL attains returns on investment ratio of -20.70%, which suggests it’s viable on security that has lesser ROI. To strengthen this concept we can use profit margin, which is standing at negative -93.00%, and it is providing insight view about a variety of aspects of a firm’s financial performance. The operating profit margin and gross profit margin can be giving more focus view that is -55.50% and 63.50% respectively.
Turns back to returns ratios, returns on equity stands at -27.10%. 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 2.41% and monthly performance was 1.57%. The stock price of WLL is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 0.43% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 15.49%.
Following analysis criteria, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) attains noticeable attention, it knocking down -3.49% to traded at $22.09. COG attains analyst recommendation of 2.30 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of -5.44%.
The firm has noticeable returns on equity ratio of -8.80%, 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 -0.40%. To see the other side of depiction, profit margin of COG stands at negative -21.00%; that indicates a firm actually every dollar of sales keeps in earnings. The -4.30% returns on assets presents 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 COG, it holds price to book ratio of 3.59 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 49.75. COG is presenting price to cash flow of 20.28.