Research Recommendations For Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS): Here is What You Should Know

Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) saw an upside of 4.59% to close Friday at $3.19 after adding $0.14 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 7,062,280 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $3.28 in the past week. An average of 6,556,330 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 5,694,304.

KOS’s 1-month performance is 37.50% or $0.87 on its low of $2.21 reached on 09/21/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $0.97 and high of $3.95, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/23/21. YTD, KOS has achieved 35.74% or $0.84. However, the current price is down -19.34%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On May 14, 150 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS). Clark Richard Ryan (SVP,Pres.Gulf of Mexico Unit) most recently sold 25,000 shares at $2.78 per share on May 14. This transaction cost the insider $69,500.

Valuation Metrics

Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 18.90 for the broader industry and 19.33 for the sector. The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 229.33 and a low of 13.29. KOS stock has a beta of 3.52. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.18 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 4.25, with the price to cash flow ratio at 2.49.

Kosmos Energy Ltd.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.50, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.70 meaning that KOS stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 7.24, while the total debt to equity was 7.31. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 67.00%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 36.15% while for the period ending June 29; Kosmos Energy Ltd.’s operating margin was 4.90%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at -$98.06 million against revenue of $896.2 million.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected KOS to announce $0.04 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted -$0.03, representing a -175.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $238.65 million. KOS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 3.7 billion, with total debt at $2.28 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $408.48 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 67.88% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 63.05%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $3.07, reflecting a +3.24% or $0.10 change from its current price. KOS is currently trading +36.91% above its 20-day SMA, -0.31% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +34.60% and +47.00% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 79.40% and 78.78% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.20. The RSI (14) points at 66.03%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 91.59% with the period’s ATR at 0.19. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.00 and 0.16 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS), Bernstein upgraded it to an Outperform rating. They previously had a Mkt perform rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for KOS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate KOS as a “sell,”, while 4 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 3 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is KOS’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $2.33 and a high of $7.60, with their median price target at $3.95. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS) stock is $4.20.


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