Friday’s Midday Movers: Whiting Petroleum (WLL), Rite Aid (RAD), Hollyfrontier (HFC), JD (JD), SunPower (SPWR)

So far Friday, January 3, NASDAQ is up 1.53% and the S&P is up 2.19%. Let’s take a look at this morning’s most active stocks and their recent analyst insights; Whiting Petroleum (WLLResearch Report), Rite Aid (RADResearch Report), Hollyfrontier (HFCResearch Report), JD (JDResearch Report) and SunPower (SPWRResearch Report).

Whiting Petroleum is down -9.2% in midday trading to $7.60. Shares opened today at $8.37. The company has a 52-week low of $4.29 and a 52-week high of $30.94. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $8.66, marking a 3.46% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on December 6, Barclays analyst William S. Thompson maintained a Hold rating on WLL, with a price target of $5.00, which reflects a potential downside of -40% from last closing price. Separately, on December 2, R. F. Lafferty’s Jaime Perez maintained a Buy rating on the stock and has a price target of $12.00.

Rite Aid is up 5.33% in midday trading to $14.75. Shares opened today at $14.00. The company has a 52-week low of $5.04 and a 52-week high of $23.88. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $12.00, marking a -14.29% potential downside from current levels. In a report issued on December 23, Deutsche Bank analyst George Hill maintained a Sell rating on RAD, with a price target of $12.00, which represents a potential downside of 14% from where the stock is currently trading. In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $31.04K worth of RAD shares and purchased $499.7K worth of RAD shares.

Hollyfrontier is down -4.89% in midday trading to $48.60. Shares opened today at $51.10. The company has a 52-week low of $37.73 and a 52-week high of $58.88. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $58.50, marking a 14.48% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on December 20, RBC analyst Brad Heffern maintained a Buy rating on HFC, with a price target of $64.00, which implies an upside of 25% from current levels. Separately, on December 9, J.P. Morgan’s Phil Gresh maintained a Sell rating on the stock and has a price target of $55.00. In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $12.81M worth of HFC shares. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Hollyfrontier has been negative based on 37 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is lower than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

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JD is up 4.66% in midday trading to $38.50. Shares opened today at $36.78. The company has a 52-week low of $20.75 and a 52-week high of $38.54. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $39.60, marking a 7.67% potential upside from current levels. In a report released yesterday, Citic analyst Tang Sisi initiated coverage with a Buy rating on JD and a price target of $43.30, which represents a potential upside of 18% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on November 18, Stifel Nicolaus’ Scott Devitt maintained a Hold rating on the stock and has a price target of $36.00.

SunPower is down -4.4% in midday trading to $7.39. Shares opened today at $7.73. The company has a 52-week low of $5.06 and a 52-week high of $16.04. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $9.54, marking a 23.42% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on December 16, Morgan Stanley analyst Stephen Byrd maintained a Sell rating on SPWR, with a price target of $5.80, which represents a potential downside of 25% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on November 22, Cowen’s Jeff Osborne maintained a Buy rating on the stock and has a price target of $9.50. In the last 30 days, insiders purchased $206.7K worth of SPWR shares.

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