Global Payments Inc. (GPN) Forms $114.40 Double Top; Whiting Petroleum (WLL) Sellers Increased By 5.4% Their Shorts

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Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) had an increase of 5.4% in short interest. WLL’s SI was 15.24 million shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 5.4% from 14.46M shares previously. With 4.58M avg volume, 3 days are for Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL)’s short sellers to cover WLL’s short positions. The SI to Whiting Petroleum Corporation’s float is 18.59%. The stock increased 9.45% or $4.79 during the last trading session, reaching $55.46. About 9.75M shares traded or 98.93% up from the average. Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) has risen 54.17% since June 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.60% the S&P500. Some Historical WLL News: 30/04/2018 – Whiting Petroleum 1Q EPS 16c; 22/04/2018 – DJ Whiting Petroleum Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (WLL); 15/05/2018 – Brenham Capital Management Buys 3.3% of Whiting Petroleum; 10/04/2018 – WHITING PETROLEUM CORP WLL.N : CITIGROUP RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $53 FROM $49; 09/04/2018 – Whiting Petroleum at IPAA Oil & Gas Conference Tomorrow; 23/05/2018 – EnerCom Adds Presenting Companies to its 23rd Annual – The Oil & Gas ConferenceĀ® Roster; 13/04/2018 – WHITING PETROLEUM – CREDIT AGREEMENT PROVIDES FOR REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY SUBJECT TO AN INITIAL BORROWING BASE OF $2.4 BLN; 21/03/2018 Whiting Petroleum Redtail asset dataroom opens this week; RBC advising – CEO [15:05 GMT21 Mar 2018] [Proprietary] []; 21/05/2018 – WHITING PETROLEUM CORP WLL.N : SIMMONS RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $73 FROM $46; 30/04/2018 – WHITING PETROLEUM 1Q ADJ EPS 92C, EST. 28C

Global Payments Inc. (GPN) formed double top with $117.83 target or 3.00% above today’s $114.40 share price. Global Payments Inc. (GPN) has $18.25B valuation. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $114.4. About 1.20M shares traded or 19.21% up from the average. Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) has risen 20.94% since June 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.37% the S&P500. Some Historical GPN News: 20/03/2018 – GLOBAL PAYMENTS – AS PER REFINANCING AMENDMENT, INTEREST RATE OF TERM B-2 LOANS CONSTITUTING EUROCURRENCY LOANS IS A BASE RATE PLUS 1.75% – SEC FILING; 03/05/2018 – GLOBAL PAYMENTS INC GPN.N FY2018 SHR VIEW $5.06, REV VIEW $3.94 BLN — THOMSON REUTERS l/B/E/S; 14/05/2018 – Global Payments Presenting at JPMorgan Conference May 16; 03/05/2018 – GLOBAL PAYMENTS INC GPN.N SEES FY 2018 ADJUSTED SHR $5.00 TO $5.20; 03/05/2018 – Global Payments 1Q Adj EPS $1.13; 19/03/2018 – Moody’s Changes Global Payments’ Outlook To Positive; Affirms Ba2 Cfr; 09/03/2018 – Global Payments to Participate in the Barclays Emerging Payments Forum; 19/03/2018 – MOODY’S CHANGES GLOBAL PAYMENTS’ OUTLOOK TO POS.; AFFIRMS CFR; 03/05/2018 – Global Payments 1Q Net $91.4M; 03/05/2018 – Global Payments 1Q EPS 57c

Analysts await Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $1.16 EPS, up 30.34% or $0.27 from last year’s $0.89 per share. GPN’s profit will be $185.07M for 24.66 P/E if the $1.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.07 actual EPS reported by Global Payments Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.41% EPS growth.

Among 39 analysts covering Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN), 30 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 77% are positive. Global Payments Inc. has $150.0 highest and $11 lowest target. $114.64’s average target is 0.21% above currents $114.4 stock price. Global Payments Inc. had 131 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) on Wednesday, October 21 with “Outperform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) rating on Thursday, July 6. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $9000 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 15 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Robert W. Baird maintained Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) rating on Tuesday, September 5. Robert W. Baird has “Buy” rating and $106.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stephens on Tuesday, February 27. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, September 5. The stock of Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, August 3. BMO Capital Markets initiated it with “Outperform” rating and $86 target in Friday, January 6 report. On Thursday, February 15 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Buy”. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, January 10 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 22 sales for $8.83 million activity. 600 shares were sold by JACOBS WILLIAM I, worth $63,324. MARSHALL RUTH ANN sold 6,250 shares worth $712,692. BALDWIN ROBERT H B JR also sold $1.18 million worth of Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) on Monday, March 12. Another trade for 600 shares valued at $69,744 was made by SILBERSTEIN ALAN M on Monday, June 18. Green David Lawrence had sold 2,198 shares worth $255,953.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.18, from 1.18 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 16 investors sold Global Payments Inc. shares while 170 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 123 raised stakes. 149.44 million shares or 0.86% less from 150.74 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Clarivest Asset Limited Liability holds 191,965 shares or 0.37% of its portfolio. Vantage Inv Advisors Limited invested in 253 shares. The Texas-based Usca Ria Lc has invested 0.04% in Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN). Lakeview Cap Prtn Ltd Llc holds 2,214 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 2,300 shares. Catalyst Capital Advsr Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.07% or 18,500 shares in its portfolio. Aviva Plc, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 77,299 shares. Axa holds 0.04% or 97,323 shares in its portfolio. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky holds 139,474 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Verition Fund Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.04% stake. 3 were reported by Ent Svcs Corporation. Moreover, Jennison Associate Limited Liability Company has 0.23% invested in Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) for 2.06 million shares. 11,224 were reported by Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Limited. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans, a Minnesota-based fund reported 150,401 shares. Sandhill Capital Prtnrs Ltd Liability Com invested in 4.63% or 252,940 shares.

Among 43 analysts covering Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL), 17 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Whiting Petroleum Corporation had 170 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) on Tuesday, January 16 with “Hold” rating. Ladenburg maintained Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) rating on Thursday, April 12. Ladenburg has “Buy” rating and $4500 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, April 4 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, March 28. The stock of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Wednesday, May 10. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of WLL in report on Tuesday, July 18 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Equalweight” rating given on Friday, June 24 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) earned “Hold” rating by Wunderlich on Friday, April 29. As per Tuesday, May 30, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) on Tuesday, December 22 to “Market Perform” rating.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation, an independent gas and oil company, engages in the development, production, acquisition, and exploration of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas primarily in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. The company has market cap of $5.05 billion. It sells gas and oil to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. It currently has negative earnings. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had total estimated proved reserves of 615.5 million barrels of oil equivalent; and interests in 1,917 net productive wells on approximately 517,200 net developed acres.

More recent Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:WLL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Is Whiting Petroleum’s Recent Pullback A Gift?” on June 20, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Whiting Petroleum: Printing Money In The Bakken” on June 07, 2018. Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Why Whiting Petroleum, Global Blood Therapeutics, and First Solar Slumped Today” with publication date: June 15, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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