How Good Does Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) Look Now? Barclays Has Just Upgraded The Stock

May 18, 2018 - By Christine McCrea

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.78 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.49, from 1.29 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 11 investors sold Kosmos Energy Ltd. shares while 38 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 389.60 million shares or 3.03% less from 401.77 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.

Parametric Port Assoc Limited accumulated 322,370 shares. Encompass Cap Lc stated it has 3.71 million shares or 3.61% of all its holdings. Credit Suisse Ag, Switzerland-based fund reported 207,658 shares. Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability reported 0% in Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS). Woodstock, Massachusetts-based fund reported 16,618 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc accumulated 40,821 shares. Blackrock has invested 0.01% in Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS). Bank & Trust Of Ny Mellon owns 1.05M shares. Hotchkis And Wiley Capital Mngmt Ltd Com owns 29.52 million shares. Prudential Plc accumulated 14.48M shares. California Employees Retirement Systems owns 475,026 shares. Jane Street Gp Limited Liability Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS). Fund Management invested in 47,700 shares. Sterling Mngmt Ltd Company has 0.01% invested in Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS). 5.10M were accumulated by State Street.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) Stock Upgrade

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) shares were raised by analysts at Barclays to a solid Buy rating in a research report published today. Analysts after the upgrade have a $9.4000 target price on the shares. Barclays’s target price means a possible upside of 25.00 %.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Kosmos Energy Ltd has $10.0 highest and $6.0 lowest target. $8’s average target is 6.38% above currents $7.52 stock price. Kosmos Energy Ltd had 9 analyst reports since November 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, December 20. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of KOS in report on Friday, April 13 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, March 13, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, May 8 by Jefferies. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Monday, November 20 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of KOS in report on Monday, February 26 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, February 9 report. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) on Monday, February 5 to “Hold” rating.

The stock increased 1.48% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $7.52. About 1.82M shares traded. Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) has risen 2.34% since May 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.21% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) to report earnings on August, 6. They expect $-0.01 earnings per share, up 50.00 % or $0.01 from last year’s $-0.02 per share. After $-0.06 actual earnings per share reported by Kosmos Energy Ltd. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -83.33 % EPS growth.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. explores for and produces gas and oil in Africa and South America. The company has market cap of $2.98 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.

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