Analsts Offer Insights on Materials Companies: RSP Permian (NYSE: RSPP), Stone Energy (NYSE: SGY) and Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL)

By George MacDonald

Analysts fell to the sidelines weighing in on RSP Permian (NYSE: RSPP), Stone Energy (NYSE: SGY) and Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) with neutral ratings,indicating that the experts are neither bullish nor bearish on the stocks.

RSP Permian (NYSE: RSPP)

Barclays analyst Jeffrey Robertson maintained a Hold rating on RSP Permian (NYSE: RSPP) on January 28 and set a price target of $24. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $23.55.

RSP Permian has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $24.

According to TipRanks.com, Robertson is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 1.8% and a 44.7% success rate. Robertson covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Memorial Resource Development, Quicksilver Resources Inc., and Whiting Petroleum Corp.

Stone Energy (NYSE: SGY)

In a report issued on January 28, Jeffrey Robertson from Barclays maintained a Hold rating on Stone Energy Corp. (NYSE: SGY), with a price target of $3. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $3.08, close to its 52-week low of $1.82.

Stone Energy Corp. has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $3.

According to TipRanks.com, Robertson is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 1.8% and a 44.7% success rate. Robertson covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Memorial Resource Development, Quicksilver Resources Inc., and Whiting Petroleum Corp.

Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL)

Barclays analyst Jeffrey Robertson maintained a Hold rating on Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) on January 28 and set a price target of $10. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $7.35, close to its 52-week low of $4.01.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Whiting Petroleum Corp. is Hold and the average price target is $10, representing a 36.1% upside. In a report issued on January 13, UBS also downgraded the stock to Hold with a $7 price target.

According to TipRanks.com, Robertson is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 1.8% and a 44.7% success rate. Robertson covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Memorial Resource Development, Quicksilver Resources Inc., and Gulfport Energy Corp.