Analyzing the Financial Health of Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI)

Lloyd Doyle
December 7, 2017

The stock is now showing healthy performance of 3.94% throughout last week and witnessed bearish performance of -0.96% in one month period. The stock showed decline in half yearly performance of -9.81% and maintained weak performance for the year at -29.06%.

If we look at the past company's performance moves, then it recent movement are telling different stories about price movement in different time period. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI) stock price yielded a positive 7.85% lead over its 52-week low and communicated declining move of -33.76% over its 52-week high. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.12 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Laredo Petroleum, Inc. will post 0.5 EPS for the current year. Adding a sixth ratio, shareholder yield, we can view the Value Composite 2 score which is now sitting at 43. Two such indicators are the RSI (Relative Strength Index) and the Stochastic %k Oscillator, which fluctuate on a scale of 0 to 100. The short ratio of stock is 7.92. 2,464,800 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,631,784. The stock's 50 day moving average price is $12.61 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.74. Latest trading price was -9.97% downbeat to its 50-day moving average and below -15.67% to its 200-day moving average. The M-Score is based on 8 different variables: Days' sales in receivables index, Gross Margin Index, Asset Quality Index, Sales Growth Index, Depreciation Index, Sales, General and Administrative expenses Index, Leverage Index and Total Accruals to Total Assets. This volatility measure use for multipurpose in judging the underlying price momentum as well as the rate of change in LPI's price. If we checked progress of the long term moving average 200 SMA, then we noticed downtrend created which can be described as recent trading price is below the 200 SMA level.

BMO Capital Markets reissued their hold rating on shares of Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) in a research report sent to investors on Thursday, May 4th. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI) has an operating margin of 27.30%. The stock has 230.72 million shares outstanding and Average True Range for 14 days of 0.48. In general, a company with a score closer to 0 would be seen as undervalued, and a score closer to 100 would indicate an overvalued company.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI) waking on thin line between bulls and bears tracks and with several factors it's pulling towards optimistic side to some extend but some take to pessimistic side.

No study on the valuation of a stock is complete without taking into account risk. For this relative risk measurement, LPI has beta value of 1.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,500.00, a P/E ratio of 21.78, a P/E/G ratio of 4.27 and a beta of 1.32. If market is up, the stock should outperform by positive momentum and if the market heads lower, the stock should go down by same tendency. The lowest target is $14.0 while the high is $18.0.

What do the trading volumes reveal? The stock is now showing unhealthy performance of -11.36% throughout last week and witnessed bearish performance of -31.18% in one month period. The stock has weekly volatility of 4.70% and monthly volatility of 3.75%. (MEET) is a part of Technology sector and belongs to Internet Information Providers industry. (NYSE:LPI) is 7. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. The short ratio of stock is 6.52. The company has market cap of $2.36 billion. In the profitability analysis, the company net profit margin was at 11.90%. The portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $0.5 a share in the trailing twelve months. The company has a quick ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.16. (MEET) price traded at a gap of -10.74% from an average price of last twenty days and stands at a distance of -26.31% away from it's an average price of recent fifty days. These up or down trends are telling the direction of stock price on basis of moving averages.

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