What Analysts say About Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS)

Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) shares traded 7.2% up during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $7.3. The stock exchanged hands 3.56 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 2.85 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $2.83 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $9.77 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 13 opinions.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) high price target of $13 and with a conservative view have low price target of $7.

Citigroup “Upgrades” Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) in a research note issued to investors on 12/20/16 to Buy with price target of $0.

Additionally on 8/31/16 RBC Capital “Upgrades” Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) to Outperform setting price target at $ and on 5/11/16 Raymond James “Upgrades” the stock to Strong Buy. Furthermore on 3/29/16 Deutsche Bank “Maintained” the stock to Buy at $12.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 68.79 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.31, Consequently Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 4.77%, 4.19% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.57.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 1.9. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

According to analysts Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.07 and can go high up to $0.12. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.02 derived from a total of 8 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $-0.11 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.

Previously Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) reported $-0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $-0.13 by $0.02. The company posted an earnings surprise of 15.4%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 66.7% whereas during current quarter it has 118.2% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of -19.2% during current year and 106.5% for next year. Past 5 years growth of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) observed at -22.79%, looking forward for the next 5 years it has a strong prediction of 58.5% over growth.

Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $164.1 Million according to 6 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $217.2 Million in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $130.82 Million. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $667.22 Million compared to low analyst estimates of $565.78 Million and high estimates of $755.4 Million according to 5 number of analysts.

Currently Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS)’s shares owned by insiders are 1.1%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 95.6%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -95.57%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded -5.17%.

Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) 52-week high price stands at $7.39 and low price stands at $4.39, its price distance from 52-week high is -1.22% while its distance from 52-week low price is 66.29%. The stock hit its 52-week high on 01/03/17, and 52-week low on 11/11/16.

Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $351.7 Million, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 8.08. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $2.74 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 2.66, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $0.39, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 18.55. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 0.

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