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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI)?

The company in question is, Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) currently with a stock price of 13.13 (1.70% today). The market cap for Laredo Petroleum, Inc. is 3141.91, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Independent Oil & Gas industry. The target price for Laredo Petroleum, Inc. is 12.77. Currently Laredo Petroleum, Inc. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 34.24. Average volume for Laredo Petroleum, Inc. is 3918.38 and so far today it is 1708004.

Performance in the last year for Laredo Petroleum, Inc. has been 1.33%. For EPS growth, Laredo Petroleum, Inc. has seen a growth of -699.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -19.44%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -18.23% over the last five years and could be 25.60% for the next five years. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -19.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 82.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.03%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 32.27%.

Since the IPO date for Laredo Petroleum, Inc. on the 12/15/2011, Laredo Petroleum, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 61.58%. With Laredo Petroleum, Inc. trading at 13.13, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is -9.76.

So could Laredo Petroleum, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 5.96 and the P/B is at 322.75. The P/cash is 162.79, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 151.4, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Laredo Petroleum, Inc. has a gross margin of 45.80%, an operating margin of *TBA and a profit margin of *TBA.Payout ratio for Laredo Petroleum, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -104.60% with return on investment coming to -150.30%.

Insider ownership for Laredo Petroleum, Inc., is at 1.00% and institutional ownership comes to 99.90%. Outstanding shares are at 243.37. While shares float is 229.2. The float short is currently 7.45%, and short ratio is 4.36.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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