Wednesday’s Highlights at Noon: Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL), Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (CLF), Splunk Inc (SPLK), Navios Maritime Partners Lp (NMM), Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (COKE)

By Carrie Williams

So far Wednesday, October 23, NASDAQ is up 0.44% and the S&P is up 0.56%. Let’s take a look at this morning’s most active stocks and their recent analyst insights; Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLLResearch Report), Cleveland-Cliffs Inc (CLFResearch Report), Splunk Inc (SPLKResearch Report), Navios Maritime Partners Lp (NMMResearch Report) and Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated (COKEResearch Report).

Whiting Petroleum Corp is up 8.15% in midday trading to $7.37. Shares opened today at $6.81. The company has a 52-week low of $6.00 and a 52-week high of $39.38. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $12.16, marking a 78.56% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on October 17, Raymond James analyst John Freeman assigned a Buy rating on WLL, with a price target of $10.00, which implies an upside of 47% from current levels. Separately, on October 15, Wolfe Research’s Josh Silverstein downgraded the stock to Sell and has a price target of $8.00.

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc is down -6.95% in midday trading to $6.84. Shares opened today at $7.35. The company has a 52-week low of $6.59 and a 52-week high of $12.26. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $10.36, marking a 40.95% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on October 16, Jefferies Co. analyst Alan Spence maintained a Buy rating on CLF, with a price target of $12.00, which represents a potential upside of 63% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on September 23, J.P. Morgan’s Michael Gambardella downgraded the stock to Hold and has a price target of $8.00. In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $8,998 worth of CLF shares and purchased $60K worth of CLF shares. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Cleveland-Cliffs Inc has been positive based on 65 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is slightly higher than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

Splunk Inc is up 5.67% in midday trading to $118.22. Shares opened today at $111.87. The company has a 52-week low of $83.69 and a 52-week high of $143.70. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $152.27, marking a 36.11% potential upside from current levels. In a report released today, Mizuho analyst Gregg Moskowitz reiterated a Buy rating on SPLK, with a price target of $155.00, which implies an upside of 39% from current levels. Separately, on August 23, Citigroup’s Walter Pritchard maintained a Sell rating on the stock and has a price target of $102.00.

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Navios Maritime Partners Lp is up 5.44% in midday trading to $19.97. Shares opened today at $18.94. The company has a 52-week low of $11.43 and a 52-week high of $24.75. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $21.50, marking a 13.52% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on September 20, Citigroup analyst Christian Wetherbee resumed coverage with a Hold rating on NMM and a price target of $21.50, which implies an upside of 14% from current levels.

Coca-Cola Bottling Co Consolidated is down -4.96% in midday trading to $268.01. Shares opened today at $282.00. The company has a 52-week low of $162.18 and a 52-week high of $413.39.

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