Notable Runner: What’s Ahead for Kosmos Energy Ltd After Today’s Significant Increase?

Notable Runner: What's Ahead for Kosmos Energy Ltd After Today's Significant Increase?

The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) is a huge mover today! About 2.02 million shares traded hands or 80.36% up from the average. Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) has declined 30.48% since April 27, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.71% the S&P500.
The move comes after 7 months positive chart setup for the $1.83B company. It was reported on Nov, 30 by Barchart.com. We have $5.33 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:KOS worth $54.90 million more.

Analysts await Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) to report earnings on February, 27. They expect $-0.03 earnings per share, down 175.00% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.04 per share. After $-0.09 actual earnings per share reported by Kosmos Energy Ltd for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -66.67% EPS growth.

Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) Ratings Coverage

Out of 6 analysts covering Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS), 4 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 67% are positive. Kosmos Energy has been the topic of 16 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Raymond James upgraded the shares of KOS in a report on Monday, January 11 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, February 23 with “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 25 by RBC Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, September 14 report. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, November 16. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) on Wednesday, August 31 to “Outperform” rating. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by TheStreet. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Wednesday, May 11 to “Strong Buy”. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 11 by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, March 29.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Kosmos Energy Ltd. operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on under-explored regions in Africa. Kosmos Energy Ltd. is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.26, from 1.39 in 2016Q1. The ratio fall, as 12 funds sold all Kosmos Energy Ltd shares owned while 32 reduced positions. 18 funds bought stakes while 43 increased positions. They now own 348.19 million shares or 1.18% more from 344.14 million shares in 2016Q1.
Winfield Associates, a Ohio-based fund reported 230 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Inc reported 20,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Indexiq Advisors Llc holds 6,120 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al has 35,100 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% of its portfolio in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS). The Pennsylvania-based Sei Invs has invested 0% in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS). Clinton Group Inc Inc holds 11,516 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Axa last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Css Limited Liability Company Il holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) for 17,100 shares. Hsbc Hldgs Pcl accumulated 0% or 11,814 shares. Blackrock Inc has 0% invested in the company for 311,225 shares. Tower Lc (Trc) accumulated 0% or 1,184 shares. The Germany-based Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag has invested 0% in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS). Savings Bank Of Montreal Can reported 1.61 million shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Gsa Cap Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership last reported 0.04% of its portfolio in the stock.

KOS Company Profile

Kosmos Energy Ltd. (Kosmos), incorporated on January 6, 2011, is a holding company. The Firm is an independent gas and oil exploration and production firm focused on frontier and emerging areas along the Atlantic Margin. The Firm operates in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas segment. The Company’s assets include existing production and development projects offshore Ghana, large discoveries offshore Mauritania and Senegal, as well as exploration licenses with hydrocarbon potential offshore Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Morocco and Western Sahara. The Firm has activities in Africa, Europe and South America. The Company’s discoveries in Ghana include Jubilee Field, TEN, Mahogany, Teak, Akasa and Wawa. The Company’s other discoveries in Mauritania include Ahmeyim and Marsouin, and Senegal include Guembeul.

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