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BMO Capital Markets upgraded Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) from Market Perform to Outperform and raises the price target from $50.00 to $60.00.

BMO Capital Markets commented, "Whiting is one of the more polarizing E&P stories in which there is much debate and disagreement around the company's outlook primarily in terms of inventory and growth potential. We took an in-depth look at the main bull and bear cases for Whiting and have concluded that the outlook for the company is more positive than most believe. … Based on our analysis of its growth outlook, we believe WLL shares have upside on a valuation basis and currently trade at a ~2-3x P/CF and EV/EBITDA multiple discount to peers and at a discount to our $54 after-tax NYMEX NAV."

Whiting Petroleum closed at $49.31 on Wednesday.

Latest Ratings for WLL

DateFirmActionFromTo
Dec 2014OppenheimerInitiates Coverage onOutperform
Dec 2014BarclaysMaintainsOverweight
Dec 2014CLSADowngradesUnderperform

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