The Critical Survey: ConocoPhillips (COP) versus Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI)

LPI's SI was 16.92M shares in March as released by FINRA.

Press coverage about Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern.

Analysts await Laredo Petroleum, Inc. The stock increased 0.80% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $87.92. About 3.15M shares traded or 0.08% up from the average.

This table compares Laredo Petroleum and ConocoPhillips' net margins, return on equity and return on assets. It has outperformed by 26.62% the S&P500. (NYSE:LPI). Moreover, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt has 0% invested in Laredo Petroleum, Inc. Feb 7, 2018 is the announcement. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $29.1. About 9.59 million shares traded. Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) has risen 43.32% since March 9, 2017 and is uptrending.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.26, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. The business's revenue was up 30.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Laredo Petroleum will post 1 earnings per share for the current year. 92 funds opened positions while 249 raised stakes. The oil and gas producer reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.01. Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI)'s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 2.55, whereas its price to book ratio for the most recent quarters is at 2.8.

Consequently Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI)'s weekly and monthly volatility is 3.49%, 5.32% respectively. (NYSE:LPI). Caxton Assoc Ltd Partnership holds 531,785 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. FBR Capital initiated the shares of LPI in report on Tuesday, September 13 with "Outperform" rating. The number of shares now owned by investors are 40.38 mln. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 35,230 shares. After $0.19 actual EPS reported by Laredo Petroleum, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.32 % EPS growth. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 0. (NYSE:CMI). Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Liability Corp reported 2,317 shares. Penn Cap Mngmt Com invested 0.76% of its portfolio in Carbonite, Inc. Hamilton Lane Advsr Limited Liability Corporation, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 70,665 shares. Raymond James Fincl Advisors accumulated 33,513 shares.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI) has analysts' mean recommendation of 2.6. Therefore 34% are positive. Laredo Petroleum has a 52-week low of $7.41 and a 52-week high of $15.15. Brokerage firms on the street have price targets on the name ranging from $8 to $17 based on 23 opinions. Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI)'s price to earnings ratio stood at 3.93. BMO Capital Markets maintained Laredo Petroleum, Inc.

Additionally on 2/02/18 Deutsche Bank "Initiates Coverage On" Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI) to Hold setting price target at $11 and on 12/15/17 JP Morgan "Downgrades" the stock to Underweight at $0. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, August 30 by Seaport Global. The firm has "Hold" rating by KLR Group given on Monday, March 14. Auxier Asset Management who had been investing in Anthem Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $58.22B market cap company. (NYSE:CMI) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating by Iberia Capital Partners given on Tuesday, October 13. Flossbach Von Storch Ag sold 10,088 shares as the company's stock rose 13.55% with the market.

Laredo Petroleum announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, February 14th that authorizes the company to buyback $200.00 million in shares. Bank of America maintained it with "Underperform" rating and $11 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. Credit Suisse has "Sell" rating and $13 target. (NYSE:LPI) has "Overweight" rating given on Monday, September 18 by PiperJaffray. Clifford Swan Invest Counsel Llc stated it has 0.22% in Cummins Inc.

Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th.

Analysts are expecting average earnings estimates of $0.26 for the current quarter based on the opinion of 18 analysts, relating to high earnings per share estimates of $0.4 and low estimates of $0.19, however Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI) reported $0.1 earnings per share for the same quarter past year. That puts the market capitalization at $2.13 bln. It operates through two segments: Exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties, and Midstream and marketing.

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