News articles about Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kosmos Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.9919323829632 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) traded down $0.08 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $6.85. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,489,780 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,563,180. Kosmos Energy has a 12-month low of $5.53 and a 12-month high of $8.62. The firm has a market cap of $2,670.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -16.71 and a beta of 1.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.66 and a quick ratio of 1.39.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.09) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.06) by ($0.03). Kosmos Energy had a negative return on equity of 8.88% and a negative net margin of 23.83%. The business had revenue of $151.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $149.10 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.09) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 126.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Kosmos Energy will post -0.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Jefferies Group set a $7.00 price target on Kosmos Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $9.00 price target on shares of Kosmos Energy in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. BNP Paribas assumed coverage on Kosmos Energy in a research note on Friday, November 24th. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Barclays lifted their price target on Kosmos Energy from $7.00 to $8.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kosmos Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.45.

In other news, Director Yves-Louis Darricarrere sold 14,000 shares of Kosmos Energy stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.57, for a total transaction of $119,980.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 65,191 shares in the company, valued at approximately $558,686.87. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 3.80% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Kosmos Energy Company Profile

Kosmos Energy Ltd. (Kosmos) is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company is focused on the emerging areas along the Atlantic Margins. Its assets include existing production and development projects offshore Ghana, discoveries and further exploration potential offshore Mauritania and Senegal, as well as exploration licenses with hydrocarbon potential offshore Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Morocco and Western Sahara.

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