Price Target Watch: Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI), The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:FINL)

According to data provided by Zacks Research, Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) has a consensus target price of $16.208 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $20, while the low is resting at $8. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) to post a current quarter EPS of $0.11. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2016-12-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $0.16. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was 0%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-05-03.
In terms of analyst ratings, Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) has a current ABR of 2. This average broker recommendation is given by Zacks using a scale from 1 to 5. According to this scale, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a Buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a Sell recommendation. A 3 would indicate a Hold on the stock.

In the most recent session, The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ:FINL) shares have traded N/A. Following the stock price relative to moving averages may offer enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent review, the stock has been noted $0.68 away from the 50-day moving average of $15.17 and $-2.78 away from the 200-day moving average of $18.63. From a different angle, the stock has been recently recorded -35.36% off of the 52-week high of 24.52 and +25.49% removed from the 52-week low of 12.63. 

Currently, The Finish Line, Inc. has a price to earnings ratio of N/A. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. If a company has a PEG Ratio below one, it may be viewed as undervalued. If a company has a PEG Ratio above one, it may show that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of 1.20.

Price Target Update

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have set a consensus target price of $15.50 on shares. Target prices may vary from one analyst to another due to the various ways they may proceed to calculate future price targets. This is a near-term estimation for the next 12-18 months.

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