Analyst Research Consensus on Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC), Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI)

During the most recent trading session, Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) shares traded +3.18%. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages may provide enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent look, the stock has been seen trading $2.66 off of the 50-day moving average of $85.86 and $2.43 separated from the 200-day moving average of $86.09. Taking a further look from a different perspective, the stock has been recently recorded -7.57% off of the 52-week high of 95.77 and +69.90% apart from the 52-week low of 52.10. Monitoring stock price activity relative to moving averages and the highs and lows for the past year might help with future stock price value assessment. 

Price Target in Focus

While monitoring stock technicals is important, most investors are more concerned with where the stock might be going now.  Equity research analysts have provided views on where they believe the stock will be trading in the future. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are projecting a consensus target price of $116.12 on company shares. This is a near-term estimate for the next 12-18 months.

Currently, Western Digital Corporation has a price to earnings ratio of 66.06. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of 0.26.

During the most recent trading session, Laredo Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE:LPI) shares traded +0.99%. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages may provide enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent look, the stock has been seen trading $0.11 off of the 50-day moving average of $12.18 and $-0.11 separated from the 200-day moving average of $12.40. Taking a further look from a different perspective, the stock has been recently recorded -25.38% off of the 52-week high of 16.47 and +28.42% apart from the 52-week low of 9.57. Monitoring stock price activity relative to moving averages and the highs and lows for the past year might help with future stock price value assessment. 

Price Target in Focus

While monitoring stock technicals is important, most investors are more concerned with where the stock might be going now.  Equity research analysts have provided views on where they believe the stock will be trading in the future. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are projecting a consensus target price of $14.66 on company shares. This is a near-term estimate for the next 12-18 months.

Currently, Laredo Petroleum, Inc. has a price to earnings ratio of 24.83. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of -0.88.

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