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

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$3.90 +0.18 (+4.84 %)
(As of 01/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$3.90
Today's Range$3.68 - $3.93
52-Week Range$3.00 - $11.68
Volume6.60 million shs
Average Volume4.47 million shs
Market Capitalization$870.04 million
P/E Ratio6.50
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

Industry Crude petroleum & natural gas
Sub-IndustryOil & Gas Exploration & Production



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$822.16 million
Cash Flow$1.3311 per share
Book Value$3.16 per share


Net Income$548.97 million


Market Cap$870.04 million

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 authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, February 15th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $200,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Laredo Petroleum's earnings last quarter?

Laredo Petroleum Inc (NYSE:LPI) posted its quarterly earnings data 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 return on equity of 24.30% and a net margin of 51.61%. Laredo Petroleum's quarterly revenue was up 35.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.13 earnings per share. 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?

12 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Laredo Petroleum's stock. Their predictions range from $3.00 to $15.00. On average, they anticipate Laredo Petroleum's stock price to reach $10.2222 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 162.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Laredo Petroleum.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Laredo Petroleum?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Laredo Petroleum in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 3 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. " (12/25/2018)
  • 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?

Press coverage about LPI stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Laredo Petroleum earned a news sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the oil and gas producer a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Laredo Petroleum?

Laredo Petroleum saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 26,934,505 shares, an increase of 24.7% from the December 14th total of 21,604,015 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,449,206 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 4.9 days. Approximately 15.1% 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 67)
  • Mr. Richard C. Buterbaugh, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 64)
  • Mr. Kenneth E. Dornblaser, Sr. VP - Legal & Admin. and Corp. Sec. (Age 64)
  • Mr. Daniel C. Schooley, Sr. VP of Midstream, Marketing & Subsurface (Age 63)
  • Mr. Patrick J. Curth, Sr. Advisor (Age 67)

Who are Laredo Petroleum's major shareholders?

Laredo Petroleum's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.03%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.02%) and Virtu Financial LLC (0.01%). 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 major investors are selling Laredo Petroleum stock?

LPI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Virtu Financial LLC and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. 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 major investors are buying Laredo Petroleum stock?

LPI stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nisa Investment Advisors 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 $3.90.

How big of a company is Laredo Petroleum?

Laredo Petroleum has a market capitalization of $870.04 million 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:  463 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  573 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,036
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 1/19/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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