Kosmos Energy (KOS) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.28

Media coverage about Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) has been trending positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research group, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kosmos Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 99 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne’s rankings:

Several research firms have weighed in on KOS. Scotiabank reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $8.00 target price on shares of Kosmos Energy in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research raised Kosmos Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Citigroup Inc decreased their price objective on Kosmos Energy from $10.00 to $8.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 9th. Capital One Financial Corp. reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Kosmos Energy in a research note on Monday, January 30th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC increased their target price on Kosmos Energy from $7.00 to $8.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $8.75.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) traded up 8.90% during trading on Friday, hitting $7.59. The stock had a trading volume of 3,045,769 shares. Kosmos Energy has a 1-year low of $4.39 and a 1-year high of $7.61. The firm’s market cap is $2.94 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $6.40 and its 200 day moving average is $6.07.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) last issued its earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.11) EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.01. Kosmos Energy had a negative return on equity of 6.30% and a negative net margin of 68.54%. The firm had revenue of $152 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $173.10 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.04) earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 144.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Kosmos Energy will post ($0.26) earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, SVP Jason Doughty purchased 8,347 shares of Kosmos Energy stock in a transaction on Friday, March 3rd. The stock was bought at an average price of $6.00 per share, with a total value of $50,082.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 400,354 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,402,124. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 3.74% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Kosmos Energy

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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