Kosmos Energy (KOS) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.18

News stories about Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kosmos Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 45.5839820640789 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. ValuEngine raised Kosmos Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Macquarie began coverage on Kosmos Energy in a report on Monday, August 7th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $10.00 price objective for the company. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $9.00 price target on shares of Kosmos Energy in a report on Friday, August 4th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $8.00 price target on Kosmos Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lowered their price objective on Kosmos Energy from $10.00 to $9.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kosmos Energy has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.71.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE KOS) opened at 6.91 on Friday. Kosmos Energy has a 52-week low of $4.39 and a 52-week high of $7.90. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $6.53 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.31. The firm’s market capitalization is $2.69 billion.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.04. Kosmos Energy had a negative return on equity of 8.60% and a negative net margin of 26.69%. The firm had revenue of $146.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $168.71 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.11) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 220.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Kosmos Energy will post ($0.26) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, major shareholder Iv Gp L.L.C. Bcp sold 30,000,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.15, for a total value of $214,500,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 3.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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