Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Kosmos Energy (KOS) Share Price

Media headlines about Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment reports. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of 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 0.10 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 96 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) traded down 0.52% during trading on Friday, reaching $5.69. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,771,132 shares. The company’s market cap is $2.20 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $6.12 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.02. Kosmos Energy has a 52 week low of $4.39 and a 52 week high of $7.39.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) last released its earnings results on Monday, February 27th. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.03) by $0.02. The firm earned $210.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $192.08 million. Kosmos Energy had a negative return on equity of 6.30% and a negative net margin of 68.54%. The company’s revenue was up 73.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.06 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Kosmos Energy will post ($0.35) EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts have commented on the company. BMO Capital Markets set a $10.00 price target on Kosmos Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kosmos Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price target on Kosmos Energy from $10.00 to $9.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 9th. Scotiabank set a $7.00 price target on Kosmos Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, March 27th. Finally, Capital One Financial Corp. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Kosmos Energy in a report on Monday, January 30th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $8.17.

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In related news, SVP Jason Doughty bought 8,347 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 3rd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $6.00 per share, for a total transaction of $50,082.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 400,354 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,402,124. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 3.74% of the company’s stock.

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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