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How to buy Laredo Petroleum stock | $56.16

Learn how to easily invest in Laredo Petroleum stock.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc
NYSE: LPI - USD
OIL & GAS E&P
$52.75
+$0.24 (+0.46%)

Laredo Petroleum, Inc is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Laredo Petroleum shares (LPI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Laredo Petroleum employs 257 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Laredo Petroleum stock price (NYSE: LPI)

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Laredo Petroleum shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$56.16
52-week range$7.71 - $99.26
50-day moving average $71.43
200-day moving average $45.74
Wall St. target price$84.11
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-87.58

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Laredo Petroleum price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $56.16 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-23) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) -36.85%
3 months (2021-05-03) 36.81%
6 months (2021-01-30) N/A
1 year (2020-07-30) N/A
2 years (2019-07-30) N/A
3 years (2018-07-30) N/A
5 years (2016-07-30) N/A

Is Laredo Petroleum under- or over-valued?

Valuing Laredo Petroleum stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Laredo Petroleum's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Laredo Petroleum's PEG ratio

Laredo Petroleum's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.0418. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Laredo Petroleum's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Laredo Petroleum's EBITDA

Laredo Petroleum's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $341.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Laredo Petroleum's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Laredo Petroleum financials

Revenue TTM $722.4 million
Gross profit TTM $312.2 million
Return on assets TTM -7.42%
Return on equity TTM -240.82%
Profit margin -141.78%
Book value $12.10
Market capitalisation $907.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Laredo Petroleum shares

There are currently 2.2 million Laredo Petroleum shares held short by investors – that's known as Laredo Petroleum's "short interest". This figure is 71.5% up from 1.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Laredo Petroleum shares can be evaluated.

Laredo Petroleum's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Laredo Petroleum's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Laredo Petroleum shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Laredo Petroleum shares traded daily (recently around 862133.203125). Laredo Petroleum's SIR currently stands at 2.56. In other words for every 100,000 Laredo Petroleum shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2560 shares are currently held short.

However Laredo Petroleum's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Laredo Petroleum shares, or, against the total number of tradable Laredo Petroleum shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Laredo Petroleum's short interest could be expressed as 0.14% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Laredo Petroleum shares in existence, roughly 140 shares are currently held short) or 0.2118% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Laredo Petroleum shares, roughly 212 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Laredo Petroleum.

Find out more about how you can short Laredo Petroleum stock.

Laredo Petroleum share dividends

We're not expecting Laredo Petroleum to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Laredo Petroleum's shares ever split?

Laredo Petroleum's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 1 June 2020. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Laredo Petroleum shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Laredo Petroleum shares which in turn could have impacted Laredo Petroleum's share price.

Laredo Petroleum share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Laredo Petroleum's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.7108 up to $99.26. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Laredo Petroleum's is 4.7416. This would suggest that Laredo Petroleum's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Laredo Petroleum overview

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. , an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin of West Texas, the United States. It engages in the sale of oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. The company also engages in the integrated oil and natural gas gathering and transportation systems and related facilities; centralized oil storage tanks; natural gas lift, fuel for drilling, and completions activities; centralized compression infrastructure; and water storage, recycling and transportation facilities. As of December 31, 2020, it had assembled 133,199 net acres in the Permian Basin; and had total proved reserves of 24,642 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Laredo Petroleum, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Laredo Petroleum is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.753% of Laredo Petroleum shares are held by insiders and 53.426% by institutions.
How many people work for Laredo Petroleum?
Latest data suggests 257 work at Laredo Petroleum.
When does the fiscal year end for Laredo Petroleum?
Laredo Petroleum's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Laredo Petroleum based?
Laredo Petroleum's address is: 15 West Sixth Street, Tulsa, OK, United States, 74119
What is Laredo Petroleum's ISIN number?
Laredo Petroleum's international securities identification number is: US5168062058
What is Laredo Petroleum's CUSIP number?
Laredo Petroleum's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 516806106

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