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Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) Plummets on 22% Discount on Stock Offering


Shares of Denver, Colorado, based Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) fell sharply on Tuesday, on a down day on Wall Street across the board. Whiting's stock fell $7.48 per share, down 19.48% to close at 30.91 per share, on trading volume of 58,107,805 shares. The company disclosed that it is pricing an upcoming stock offering at
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