The surge in Whiting Petroleum (WLL +4.6%) had started well before the QE news, on rumors the...

|About: Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL)|By:, SA News Editor

The surge in Whiting Petroleum (WLL +4.6%) had started well before the QE news, on rumors the company will put itself up for sale. Adding fuel to the fire is today's option action, as nearly 5,400 Sept. $52.50 calls changed hands, well above open interest of less than 1,900 contracts. Potential suitors are said to include CVX, OXY, APA, RDS.A.