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Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI) shares traded -2.65% down during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $12.47. The stock exchanged hands 5.46 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 3.99 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $2.98 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $16.53 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 26 opinions.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI) high price target of $21 and with a conservative view have low price target of $11.

Stifel Nicolaus “Initiates Coverage On” Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI) in a research note issued to investors on 4/13/17 to Buy with price target of $18.

Additionally on 3/31/17 Seaport Global “Upgrades” Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI) to Buy setting price target at $0 and on 2/21/17 Simmons & Co. “Upgrades” the stock to Overweight at $0. Furthermore on 12/16/16 Drexel Hamilton “Initiates Coverage On” the stock to Buy at $18.8.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 45.08 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.51, Consequently Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 3.67%, 3.91% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.34.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.3. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

According to analysts Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $0.1 and can go high up to $0.2. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.12 derived from a total of 24 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.

Previously Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI) reported $0.1 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $-0.01. The company posted an earnings surprise of -9.1%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 25% whereas during current quarter it has -7.7% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 10.2% during current year and 44.4% for next year. Past 5 years growth of Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI) observed at -12.05%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of 42.13% over growth.

Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $166.09 Million according to 16 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $201.59 Million in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $146.5 Million. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $727.85 Million compared to low analyst estimates of $630.3 Million and high estimates of $872.76 Million according to 16 number of analysts.

Currently Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI)’s shares owned by insiders are 1%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 71.2%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -7.99%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded -30.1%.

Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI) 52-week high price stands at $16.47 and low price stands at $9.20, its price distance from 52-week high is -24.29% while its distance from 52-week low price is 35.54%. The stock hit its 52-week high on 12/01/16, and 52-week low on 07/28/16.

Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc (NYSE:LPI)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $679.8 Million, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 4.38. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $1.06 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 11.76, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $0.13, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 97.83. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 0.