$1.77 EPS Expected for United Technologies (UTX); 8 Analysts Covering Whiting Petroleum (WLL)

July 17, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Among 33 analysts covering Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL), 8 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Whiting Petroleum Corporation had 99 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 21 by Barclays Capital. Stephens downgraded the stock to “Equal Weight” rating in Thursday, July 30 report. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Tuesday, August 4 by TheStreet. The company was reinitiated on Wednesday, September 2 by IBERIA. Iberia Capital Partners maintained the stock with “Sector Perform” rating in Monday, May 15 report. The company was maintained on Monday, September 14 by Citigroup. Sterne Agee CRT downgraded Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) on Friday, April 29 to “Neutral” rating. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of WLL in report on Wednesday, July 13 to “Outperform” rating. Macquarie Research downgraded the shares of WLL in report on Wednesday, June 21 to “Neutral” rating. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $12 target in Friday, March 18 report. See Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) latest ratings:

13/07/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Buy Old Target: $13 New Target: $11 Maintain
06/07/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $7.0000
21/06/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $10.0000 Maintain
21/06/2017 Broker: Seaport Global Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Sell Downgrade
21/06/2017 Broker: Macquarie Research Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
02/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $12.0000 Maintain
02/06/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Neutral New Target: $13 Downgrade
30/05/2017 Broker: Goldman Sachs Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Sell Downgrade
15/05/2017 Broker: Iberia Capital Partners Rating: Sector Perform New Target: $10.00 Maintain
10/05/2017 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Mkt Perform Old Target: $13.00 New Target: $11.00 Maintain

Analysts expect United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) to report $1.77 EPS on July, 25 before the open.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 2.75% from last quarter’s $1.82 EPS. UTX’s profit would be $1.42 billion giving it 17.43 P/E if the $1.77 EPS is correct. After having $1.48 EPS previously, United Technologies Corporation’s analysts see 19.59% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.28% or $0.34 on July 14, reaching $123.41. About shares traded. United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) has risen 22.99% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.29% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 1.34% or $0.07 on July 14, reaching $5.14. About shares traded. Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) has declined 20.87% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 37.57% the S&P500.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation is an independent gas and oil company. The company has market cap of $1.87 billion. The Firm is engaged in development, production, acquisition and exploration activities primarily in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. It currently has negative earnings. It is engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil, natural gas liquid and natural gas.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.14, from 1.31 in 2016Q3. It worsened, as 35 investors sold Whiting Petroleum Corp shares while 97 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 93 raised stakes. 284.48 million shares or 9.51% more from 259.76 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Caymus Prtn Limited Partnership stated it has 1.09M shares. Invest Counselors Of Maryland Limited Com invested 0.93% of its portfolio in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL). Northern Corp holds 1.25 million shares. Moreover, First Advisors Limited Partnership has 0.04% invested in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) for 1.02M shares. First Mercantile Tru Co invested 0.02% in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL). North Star Asset Mgmt owns 275,654 shares. Loomis Sayles Ltd Partnership holds 13.00 million shares or 0.38% of its portfolio. Voya Investment Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) for 63,127 shares. Utah Retirement holds 0.01% in Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) or 36,683 shares. Peak6 Lp accumulated 30,789 shares. Van Eck Assocs accumulated 42,680 shares. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 207,470 shares. Metropolitan Life Co holds 5,770 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Twin Tree Ltd Partnership owns 3,000 shares. Cambridge Invest Research Advsrs reported 50,815 shares stake.

Among 21 analysts covering United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. United Technologies Corporation had 53 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Thursday, January 28. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 6 by Numis Securities. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Monday, October 10. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, September 21 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, January 8 by Bernstein. The company was maintained on Friday, July 7 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was initiated by Robert W. Baird. On Tuesday, July 21 the stock rating was upgraded by S&P Research to “Buy”. The stock of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 7. The firm has “Hold” rating by Liberum Capital given on Tuesday, December 1.

Since February 6, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $11.15 million activity. 8,968 shares valued at $1.00M were sold by Gitlin David L. on Monday, February 13. Gill Charles D also sold $4.25M worth of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) on Friday, February 17. The insider DELPECH PHILIPPE sold $925,993. The insider MCDONOUGH ROBERT J sold 300 shares worth $33,396. $284,906 worth of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX) was sold by Dumais Michael R. 2,702 shares valued at $322,969 were sold by Bailey Robert J. on Wednesday, May 3. HAYES GREGORY sold 17,450 shares worth $1.93M.

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