Will This Price Target Increase Help Whiting Petroleum (WLL) Stock Today?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- UBS raised its price target for Whiting Petroleum (WLL) to $104 from $98 Thursday, reiterating its "buy" rating for the stock.

The analyst firm also raised its EPS estimates for Whiting following the company's strong second quarter which saw higher production and lower costs.

Shares of Whiting Petroleum were gaining 1.4% to $89.00 in pre-market trading.

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates WHITING PETROLEUM CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate WHITING PETROLEUM CORP (WLL) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity."

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