Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $9.04.

Several brokerages have weighed in on KOS. Barclays set a $226.00 target price on shares of Constellation Brands and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 5th. Macquarie began coverage on shares of Tullow Oil in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Zosano Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of ExlService from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday.

KOS traded up $0.04 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $5.84. The stock had a trading volume of 1,952,954 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,124,060. Kosmos Energy has a twelve month low of $3.53 and a twelve month high of $9.75. The company has a quick ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.50. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is $6.04.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 6th. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by $0.03. The company had revenue of $296.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $283.07 million. Kosmos Energy had a negative net margin of 9.02% and a negative return on equity of 21.59%. Kosmos Energy’s revenue was up 133.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.06) earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Kosmos Energy will post 0.32 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 6th were paid a dividend of $0.0452 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 5th. This represents a $0.18 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.10%. Kosmos Energy’s payout ratio is currently -38.30%.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY purchased a new position in shares of Kosmos Energy during the first quarter worth $54,000. AlphaCrest Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Kosmos Energy during the fourth quarter worth about $55,000. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale purchased a new stake in shares of Kosmos Energy during the first quarter worth about $141,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Kosmos Energy during the first quarter worth about $124,000. Finally, Hsbc Holdings PLC increased its stake in shares of Kosmos Energy by 17.1% during the fourth quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 19,955 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $81,000 after purchasing an additional 2,911 shares in the last quarter. 97.29% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Kosmos Energy

Kosmos Energy Ltd., a deepwater independent oil and gas exploration and production company, focuses along the Atlantic Margins. Its primary assets include production offshore Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, and U.S. Gulf of Mexico, as well as a gas development offshore Mauritania and Senegal. The company also maintains an exploration program balanced between proven basin infrastructure-led exploration, emerging basins, and frontier basins.

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