Kosmos Energy LTD Institutional Investor Sentiment Increased in Q4 2017

April 17, 2018 - By Darrin Black

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Sentiment for Kosmos Energy LTD (NYSE:KOS)

Kosmos Energy LTD (NYSE:KOS) institutional sentiment increased to 1.78 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.49, from 1.29 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 87 investment professionals increased and started new stock positions, while 49 sold and reduced holdings in Kosmos Energy LTD. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now hold: 389.60 million shares, down from 401.77 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Kosmos Energy LTD in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 4 to 3 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 11 Reduced: 38 Increased: 54 New Position: 33.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. explores for and produces gas and oil in Africa and South America. The company has market cap of $2.61 billion. The Company’s asset portfolio includes production and other development projects in offshore Ghana, as well as exploration licenses with hydrocarbon potential offshore Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Morocco, and Western Sahara. It currently has negative earnings.

The stock increased 0.53% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $6.66. About 84,651 shares traded. Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) has risen 2.34% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.21% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) to report earnings on May, 14. They expect $-0.09 earnings per share, up 18.18 % or $0.02 from last year’s $-0.11 per share. After $-0.10 actual earnings per share reported by Kosmos Energy Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -10.00 % EPS growth.

Warburg Pincus Llc holds 12.7% of its portfolio in Kosmos Energy Ltd. for 91.51 million shares. Sailingstone Capital Partners Llc owns 22.45 million shares or 4.45% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Encompass Capital Advisors Llc has 3.61% invested in the company for 3.71 million shares. The United Kingdom-based Genesis Asset Managers Llp has invested 2.57% in the stock. Blackstone Group L.P., a New York-based fund reported 53.05 million shares.#img1#

Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 57% of Kosmos Energy’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Kosmos Energy, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $6.0 while the high is $13.0. The stock’s average target of $8 is 20.12% above today’s ($6.66) share price. KOS was included in 12 notes of analysts from October 24, 2017. As per Wednesday, December 20, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Monday, February 5 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Hold”. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, February 9. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 26 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 24. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 13 by Jefferies. The rating was upgraded by Howard Weil on Thursday, October 26 to “Sector Outperform”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 24 with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Thursday, October 26 by Scotia Capital.

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