Sunday’s Highlights at Noon: Whiting Petroleum (WLL), Hollyfrontier (HFC), Novagold Resources New (NG), SunPower (SPWR), Marathon Petroleum (MPC)

So far Sunday, January 5, NASDAQ is up 1.03% and the S&P is up 1.25%. Here are this morning’s most active stocks: Whiting Petroleum (WLLResearch Report), Hollyfrontier (HFCResearch Report), Novagold Resources New (NGResearch Report), SunPower (SPWRResearch Report) and Marathon Petroleum (MPCResearch Report).

Whiting Petroleum is down -6.21% in midday trading to $7.85. 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 $8.75, marking a 4.54% 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.

Hollyfrontier is down -5.71% in midday trading to $48.18. 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 $58.25, marking a 13.99% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 3, J.P. Morgan analyst Phil Gresh maintained a Sell rating on HFC, with a price target of $54.00, which represents a potential upside of 6% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on December 20, RBC’s Brad Heffern maintained a Buy rating on the stock and has a price target of $64.00. In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $2.2M 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.

Novagold Resources New is down -4.77% in midday trading to $8.59. Shares opened today at $9.02. The company has a 52-week low of $3.42 and a 52-week high of $9.21. In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $2.59M worth of NG shares. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Novagold Resources New has been positive based on 106 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is slightly higher than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

See today’s analyst top recommended stocks >>

SunPower is down -4.72% in midday trading to $7.37. 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 implies a downside of 25% from current levels. 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.

See today’s analyst top recommended stocks >>

Marathon Petroleum is down -4.63% in midday trading to $58.23. Shares opened today at $61.06. The company has a 52-week low of $43.96 and a 52-week high of $69.65. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $79.13, marking a 29.59% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on December 20, RBC analyst Brad Heffern maintained a Buy rating on MPC, with a price target of $69.00, which implies an upside of 13% from current levels. Separately, on December 9, J.P. Morgan’s Phil Gresh downgraded the stock to Hold and has a price target of $67.00. In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $1.37M worth of MPC shares.

TipRanks has tracked 36,000 company insiders and found that a few of them are better than others when it comes to timing their transactions. See which 3 stocks are most likely to make moves following their insider activities.