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Laredo Petroleum, Inc. [NYSE: LPI] stock went down by -8.04% or -0.16 points down from its previous closing price of $1.99. The stock reached $1.83 during the last trading session. During the course of the last 5 trading session in the week, LPI share price went up during 2 out of 5 days, that way losing -24.17% in the period of the last 7 days.

LPI had two major price movements with the latest trading session as the price jumped to a high of $2.08, at one point touching $1.92. The latest high is set lower that the high price recorded in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $2.08. The 52-week high currently stands at $3.99 distance from the present share price, noting recovery -45.03% after the recent low of $1.92.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. [NYSE:LPI]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 1.92 to 3.99. This is compared to its latest closing price of $1.99.

Keep looking out for the next-scheduled quarterly financial results that this company is expected to put out, which is slated to occur on Wed 12 Feb (In 16 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Laredo Petroleum, Inc. [LPI]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Laredo Petroleum, Inc. [LPI] sitting at +31.52 and its Gross Margin at +40.21, this company’s Net Margin is now 5.90%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 18.76, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 16.00%. Its Return on Equity is 33.47, and its Return on Assets is 14.61. These metrics suggest that this Laredo Petroleum, Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Laredo Petroleum, Inc. [LPI] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 83.77. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 45.58, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 40.64. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 5.92, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 83.77.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 2.77 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.74. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.88, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.56. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. [LPI] has a Price to Book Ratio of 0.72, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 1.57 and P/E Ratio of 8.55. These metrics all suggest that Laredo Petroleum, Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Laredo Petroleum, Inc. [LPI] earns $3,071,597 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 11.34 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.50. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.96 and its Current Ratio is 0.96. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. [LPI] has 238.09M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $473.80M. Its stock price has been found in the range of 1.92 to 3.99. At its current price, it has moved down by -54.14% from its 52-week high, and it has moved down -4.69% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.79, which indicates that it is 6.53% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 21.46. This stock, according to these metrics, is currently Oversold.

Conclusion: Is Laredo Petroleum, Inc. [LPI] a Reliable Buy?

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. [LPI] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.