Laredo Petroleum Technical Analysis (NYSE:LPI)

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$7.98 $0.2 (2.57%) LPI stock closing price Aug 17, 2018 (Closing)

Technical analysis relies on the belief that future price movements of a stock can be forecasted through the study of historical market data and technical charts. Just by looking at the Laredo Petroleum stock price one can't take a trading decision. A trader needs to find a chart pattern, which is a clear cut pattern formation on the LPI stock chart which creates a trading signal.

View technical indicators like moving averages - SMA and EMA, and bollinger bands for Laredo Petroleum. Technical analysis essentially tries to study the supply and demand for a particular security and determine the stock trends for that security. Chartists use stock price movements for this form of Laredo Petroleum stock analysis.

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Laredo Petroleum Moving Average

Moving averages show the LPI stock price trend. The two most popular types of moving averages are the Simple Moving Average or SMA and the Exponential Moving Average or EMA. The longer the duration of the moving average, the higher the lag. For example, 200 day moving averages for Laredo Petroleum are mostly signals of long term trends and will help long term traders.

Laredo Petroleum Bollinger Bands

Bollinger bands consist of two price bands above and below a center line for any company stock like Laredo Petroleum. The tightening of bands is considered by most traders to be a precursor to sudden increase in volatility. The stock price is trading between the average and the lower band in the context of Laredo Petroleum bollinger bands.

Laredo Petroleum Moving Average Convergence Divergence or MACD

The moving average convergence divergence or MACD is a technical indicator which helps assess the stock price trend. Traders usually wait for a confirmed crossover signal before entering into a trading position. Divergence implies that the current stock price trend could come to an end, when the stock price diverges from MACD. The Laredo Petroleum MACD indicator can be used to identify bullish and bearish trends for the stock.

Laredo Petroleum Relative Strength Index

The RSI technical indicator is a momentum oscillator. It compares the speed and change in price movements. The relative strength index of LPI stock is 23.88.