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UPDATE: Barrington Upgrades Whiting Petroleum

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In a note released Monday, Barrington Research analyst Rudolf Hokanson raised the price target on Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) from $88 to $122 and reiterated his Outperform rating.

The raised price target comes amid an announcement that Whiting will acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas (NYSE: KOG) in an all-stock transaction worth $6 billion.

Although the deal is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014, Hukanson has not adjusted his 2014 estimates for Whiting. However, he has fully incorporated the acquisition into his 2015 estimates causing an increase in his EPS estimate from $4.99 to $5.44.

Shares of Whiting and Kodiak are up ~7.7 and ~4.4 percent, respectively, in Monday's session.

Latest Ratings for WLL

DateFirmActionFromTo
Feb 2015SunTrust Robinson HumphreyDowngradesBuyNeutral
Feb 2015Stifel NicolausUpgradesHoldBuy
Jan 2015Deutsche BankMaintainsHold

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