What Technical Patterns Are Suggesting For Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS), Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI)?

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter KOS will have an EPS of $-0.01, suggesting a 83.33% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $-0.01. It means that there could be a 88.89% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 97.87% to about $-0.01. As for the coming year, growth will be about 4600%, lifting earnings to $0.45. RSI after the last trading period was 56.38. KOS recorded a change of 0.99% over the past week and returned 31.69% over the last three months while the KOS stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 12.23%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 51.11%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -28.24% while the shares have moved 1.32% for the past 12 months.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS) currently trades at $6.15, which is lower by -0.32% its previous price. It has a total of 421.31 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.28. The company’s stock volume dropped to 2.87 million, worse than 4.42 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 0.99% in its price means KOS is now 51.11% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43453.85 since its $9.75 52-week high price recorded on 3rd of October 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 1.32 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $2.62 above the 52 week low of $3.53 set on 26th of December 2018.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS)’s EPS was $-0.09 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $-0.1. That means that its growth in general now stands at -10%. Therefore, a prediction of $-0.02 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 350%. KOS Dec 19 quarter revenue was $309.5 million, compared to $187.1 million recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 65% growth rate. The company’s $122.4 million revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) shares depreciated -0.32% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -1.6%. LPI’s price now at $3.07 is weaker than the 50-day average of $3.65. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $6.38 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 178.41 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 246.55 million. The company’s management holds a total of 1.4%, while institutional investors hold about 0% of the remaining shares. LPI share price finished last trade -10.99% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -52.09%, while closing the session with -16.26% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (LPI) shares were last observed trading -72.53% down since May 02, 2018 when the peak of $11.18 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -15.43% puts LPI performance for the year now at -15.19%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 9.64%, a 52-week worst price since Mar. 08, 2019. However, it is losing value with -60.28% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $2.98 and $3.02. The immediate resistance area is now $3.12 Williams’s %R (14) for LPI moved to 67.86 while the stochastic %K points at 29.78.

LPI’s beta is 1.52; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $1.39 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $215.29 million, which was -10% versus $240.34 million in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $0.16 compared to $0.19 in the year-ago quarter and had represented -16% year-over-year earnings per share growth. LPI’s ROA is 14.4%, higher than the 4.98% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 8.05%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) are around $0.1 per share in three months through March with $0.09 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -58.33% and -64%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -50.54%, the target being $0.46 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 26.09%, more likely to see it hit the $0.58 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 29.4%. LPI ranks higher in comparison to an average of 17.83% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 76.73%.