NYSE:LPI - Laredo Petroleum Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$4.96 -0.20 (-3.88 %)
(As of 11/20/2018 10:26 AM ET)
Previous Close$5.16
Today's Range$4.96 - $5.05
52-Week Range$4.80 - $11.68
Volume51,810 shs
Average Volume6.74 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.23 billion
P/E Ratio8.60
Dividend YieldN/A
Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production; and Midstream and Marketing. The company engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties; and the transportation of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas, as well as rig fuel, natural gas lift, and water delivery and takeaway services. As of December 31, 2017, it had assembled 124,843 net acres in the Permian Basin; and had total proved reserves of 215,883 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Laredo Petroleum, Inc. in December 2013. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Crude petroleum & natural gas
Sub-IndustryOil & Gas Exploration & Production
Current SymbolNYSE:LPI
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.95
Current Ratio0.73
Quick Ratio0.73


Trailing P/E Ratio8.60
Forward P/E Ratio4.77
P/E Growth1.01

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$822.16 million
Price / Sales1.41
Cash Flow$1.1923 per share
Price / Cash4.16
Book Value$3.16 per share
Price / Book1.57


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.60
Net Income$548.97 million
Net Margins51.61%
Return on Equity24.30%
Return on Assets10.35%


Outstanding Shares233,880,000
Market Cap$1.23 billion

Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laredo Petroleum's stock symbol?

Laredo Petroleum trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "LPI."

How will Laredo Petroleum's stock buyback program work?

Laredo Petroleum declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $200,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Laredo Petroleum's earnings last quarter?

Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) released its earnings results on Monday, November, 5th. The oil and gas producer reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.03. The oil and gas producer had revenue of $279.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $276.95 million. Laredo Petroleum had a net margin of 51.61% and a return on equity of 24.30%. Laredo Petroleum's revenue for the quarter was up 35.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.13 EPS. View Laredo Petroleum's Earnings History.

When is Laredo Petroleum's next earnings date?

Laredo Petroleum is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Laredo Petroleum.

What price target have analysts set for LPI?

14 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Laredo Petroleum's stock. Their predictions range from $8.00 to $15.00. On average, they anticipate Laredo Petroleum's share price to reach $12.2308 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 146.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Laredo Petroleum.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Laredo Petroleum?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Laredo Petroleum in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Laredo Petroleum.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Laredo Petroleum stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Laredo Petroleum stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. is engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties in the Permian and Mid-Continent regions of the United States. Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. " (11/1/2018)
  • 2. National Securities analysts commented, "What Happened:
    • LPI produced 61.9 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (Mboe/d), in the 4th quarter, 1% lower than our projection, and 3% higher than the prior quarter. The production figures were largely in line with expectations, and represent a 17% increase year over year.
    • As it relates to pricing, LPI finished 6% higher than our estimates for oil, at $54.38 per barrel (bbl), versus our projection of $51.43. Our expectations for natural gas liquids (NGL’S) were high, at $20.06 per bbl (relative to LPI’s realized price of 19.53). In looking to natural gas prices, LPI finished the quarter earning $2.08 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf), 12% lower than our projection of $2.37.
    • Also, LPI generated $111.8 million in discretionary cash flow (DCF), up 10% from the $101.6 million earned in 3Q17. Moreover, the company generated a 2% sequential increase in EBITDA at $133.8 million, versus $130.8 million in the prior quarter.
    • The company saw its proved reserve base grow 29% on the year to 216 million barrels of oil equivalent (Mmboe), from 167 Mmboe to end 2016, while announcing finding and development (F&D) costs of $7.90 per boe.
    • Laredo also saw a decline in cash operating expenses, along with a 48% increase in cash margins, driven largely in our view by a reduction of interest expense.
    • Additionally, LPI recently announced a $200 million share repurchase program, representing approximately 10% of current outstanding shares. In the event that the share repurchases occur, LPI intends to fund it with cash on hand along with its existing credit facility.
    Our Take:
    • We view this as a solid quarter for Laredo, as they certainly fell within our expectations for production, revenue, and EBITDA. Moreover, the company surpassed our expectations for discretionary cash flow generation by 10%. We also look favorably upon LPI using $690 million of an $830 million sale of Midland Basin pipeline interests, to reduce net debt.
    " (2/16/2018)
  • 3. Williams Capital analysts commented, "We reaffirm our Hold rang, but reduce our price target to $11 (from $13)." (2/15/2018)

Has Laredo Petroleum been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about LPI stock has trended positive on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Laredo Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the oil and gas producer a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting Laredo Petroleum?

Laredo Petroleum saw a decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 28,500,912 shares, a decline of 10.3% from the October 15th total of 31,764,038 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 6,549,389 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.4 days. Approximately 15.9% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Laredo Petroleum's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Laredo Petroleum's key competitors?

Who are Laredo Petroleum's key executives?

Laredo Petroleum's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Randy A. Foutch, Founder, Chairman & CEO (Age 66)
  • Mr. Richard C. Buterbaugh, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 63)
  • Mr. Daniel C. Schooley, Sr. VP of Operations (Age 62)
  • Mr. Kenneth E. Dornblaser, Sr. VP - Legal & Admin. and Corp. Sec. (Age 63)
  • Mr. Patrick J. Curth, Sr. Advisor (Age 66)

Who are Laredo Petroleum's major shareholders?

Laredo Petroleum's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.76%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.76%), AQR Capital Management LLC (3.24%), Laurion Capital Management LP (1.53%), Prudential Financial Inc. (1.14%) and Schroder Investment Management Group (0.89%). Company insiders that own Laredo Petroleum stock include Patrick J Curth, Peter Kagan and Pincus Private Equity Warburg. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Laredo Petroleum.

Which institutional investors are selling Laredo Petroleum stock?

LPI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wafra Inc., Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, New Amsterdam Partners LLC NY, SG Americas Securities LLC, Quantbot Technologies LP, Icon Advisers Inc. Co., FMR LLC and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Laredo Petroleum company stock in the last year include Peter Kagan and Pincus Private Equity Warburg. View Insider Buying and Selling for Laredo Petroleum.

Which institutional investors are buying Laredo Petroleum stock?

LPI stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Laurion Capital Management LP, AQR Capital Management LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Man Group plc, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Prudential Financial Inc. and Luminus Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Laredo Petroleum.

How do I buy shares of Laredo Petroleum?

Shares of LPI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Laredo Petroleum's stock price today?

One share of LPI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $4.96.

How big of a company is Laredo Petroleum?

Laredo Petroleum has a market capitalization of $1.23 billion and generates $822.16 million in revenue each year. The oil and gas producer earns $548.97 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.60 on an earnings per share basis. Laredo Petroleum employs 390 workers across the globe.

What is Laredo Petroleum's official website?

The official website for Laredo Petroleum is http://www.laredopetro.com.

How can I contact Laredo Petroleum?

Laredo Petroleum's mailing address is 15 WEST SIXTH STREET SUITE 900, TULSA OK, 74119. The oil and gas producer can be reached via phone at 918-513-4570 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Laredo Petroleum (NYSE LPI)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  454 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  555 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,009
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Laredo Petroleum and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe LPI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe LPI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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