What is the Price Targets for Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS)?

Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) saw an upside of 3.86% to $7.41 after adding $0.28 on Monday. The 5-day average trading volume is 4,349,398 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $7.39 in the past week and touched a new high 2 times within the past 5 days. An average of 3,873,510 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 4,406,108.

KOS’s 1-month performance is 8.26% or $0.34 on its low of $6.91 reached on 09/21/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $4.64 and high of $8.55, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 02/27/23. YTD, KOS has achieved 16.43% or $1.00 and has reached a new high 11 times. However, the current price is down -13.39% from the 52-week high price.

Insider Transactions

KOS stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Jun 09.GOODWIN DEANNA L (Director) most recently sold 112,000 shares at $6.69 per share on Jun 09. This transaction cost the insider $749,280. Director, Franklin Roy A., sold 8,000 shares at a price of $6.80 on Jun 09. Then, on Nov 10, Director Dearlove Sir Richard Billing sold 147,000 shares at a price of $6.65 per share. This transaction amounted to $977,771.

Valuation Metrics

KOS stock has a beta of 2.74. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 2.08 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 3.77.

Kosmos Energy Ltd’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.44, with the current ratio over the same period at 0.80. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 2.61, while the total debt to equity was 2.63. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 50.76%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 71.42% while for the period ending June 29, Kosmos Energy Ltd’s operating margin was 44.38%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.16 billion against revenue of $2.3 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income shrunk -401.8% to $23.35 million, while revenue of $83.31 million was -256.79% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected KOS to announce $0.07 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.05, representing a -28.60% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $177.81 million. KOS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 3.9 billion, with total debt at $2.37 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $460.11 million.

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 22 September was 58.05% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 23.75%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $7.16, reflecting a +2.15% or $0.15 change from its current price. KOS is currently trading +4.91% above its 20-day SMA, +22.14% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +17.46% and SMA200 by+26.11%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 39.66% and 23.42% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.24. The RSI (14) points at 55.56%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 72.00% with the period’s ATR at 0.24. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.01 and -0.07 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE: KOS), Redburn launched coverage with a Buy rating. Analysts offering their rating for KOS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate KOS as a “sell,”, while 0 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 7 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 $8.29 and a high of $13.00, with their median price target at $9.29. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS) stock is $9.92.

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