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Insider Trading Alert - Laredo Petroleum Holdings And 4 Others Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, Oct. 15, 2013, 94 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $5.48 to $122,908,412.25.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Laredo Petroleum Holdings (LPI) - FREE Research Report

Schuyler Jerry R who is Senior Advisor at Laredo Petroleum Holdings sold 7,000 shares at $30.47 on Oct. 15, 2013. Following this transaction, the Senior Advisor owned 382,223 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.8% with the 7,000 share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $31.26, up $0.79, or 2.53% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Laredo Petroleum Holdings go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 57,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 81,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 116,000

The average volume for Laredo Petroleum Holdings has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Laredo Petroleum Holdings has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 61.62% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc., an independent energy company, focuses on the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian and Mid-Continent regions of the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 94.7. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Laredo Petroleum Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Laredo Petroleum Holdings as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Laredo Petroleum Holdings Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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