How Analysts Feel About Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS)?

As of Wednesday close, Kosmos Energy Ltd.’s (NYSE:KOS) stock was down -$0.03, moving down -0.41 percent to $7.33. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,121,280 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.37 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 4,639,680, while in the previous 50 days, it was 5,104,156.

Since last month, KOS stock rose 2.23%. Shares of the company fell to $6.38 on 08/07/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $8.55 was reached on 02/27/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $4.64. Since the beginning of this year, KOS’s stock price has risen by 15.25% or $0.97, and marked a new high 11 times. However, the stock has declined by -14.27% since its 52-week high.

KOS stock investors should be aware that Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 83 days ago on Jun 09. GOODWIN DEANNA L, the Director of the company, disposed of 112,000 shares for $6.69 on Jun 09. It resulted in a $749,280 divestment by the insider. Franklin Roy A. sold 8,000 shares at an average price of $6.80 on Jun 09. The insider now owns 68,870 shares following the transaction. On Nov 10, Director Dearlove Sir Richard Billing sold 147,000 shares at $6.65 apiece. The transaction was valued at $977,771.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS) has a P/E ratio of about 16.74. The stock’s beta is 2.76. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.01, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 3.72.

The latest dividend of $0.0452 per share was paid out, which is 0.44% more than last year’s $0.0450.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 30, Kosmos Energy Ltd.’s quick ratio stood at 0.40, while its current ratio was 0.80, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 30 was 2.61, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.63. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 79.40% percent. In the year ended June 30, EBITDA margin amounted to 71.42%, whereas operating margins totaled 16.90%. Based on annual data, KOS earned $1.16 billion in gross profit and brought in $2.3 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 18.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 24.90%.

In Kosmos Energy Ltd.’s quarter-end financial report for June 30, it reported total debt of $2.36 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. KOS’s revenue fell -127.03% to $394.24 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $273.26 million. While analysts expected Kosmos Energy Ltd. to report $0.09 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.06 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -33.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $177.81 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Kosmos Energy Ltd. were 3.9 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 30, and its total debt was $2.37 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $460.11 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Kosmos Energy Ltd.’s (KOS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 35.15%, the RSI 9-day stood at 57.36% on 30 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Kosmos Energy Ltd. price is up by +5.32% percent or $0.37. At present, KOS shares trade +3.53% above its 20-day simple moving average and -3.68% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +21.16% above its SMA50 and +9.57% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 64.75% and Stochastic coefficient D was 50.38%, while ATR was 0.24. Given the Stochastic reading of 72.46% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 57.24%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.11, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.06.

Analyst Ratings

Redburn launched its rating on Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS) to a Buy in a note to investors on July 20, 2023. Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, KOS is a sell, and 0 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Kosmos Energy Ltd. stock as buy, with 8 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $9.17, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $8.00 – $13.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS) will achieve an average price target of $9.79.

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