Why Laredo Petroleum (LPI) Stock Is Falling Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Laredo Petroleum (LPI) shares are down -9.8% to $23.72 on Thursday after the company reported second quarter earnings of 14 cents per diluted share, 4 cents worse than analysts were expecting, on revenue of $183 million that also fell below analysts estimates of $190.23 million.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates LAREDO PETROLEUM INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate LAREDO PETROLEUM INC (LPI) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

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