Insider Trading At Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE: KOS): What Did We Note?

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Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) traded at $4.34 at close of the session on Monday, 01/10/22, made an upward move of 0.23% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $4.33 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 3.52 with the day’s price range being $4.165 – $4.435. In terms of its 52-week price range, KOS has a high of $4.36 and a low of $1.80. The company’s stock has gained about 11.86% over that past 30 days.

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Kosmos Energy Ltd. has a market cap of $1.93 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Feb 21, 2022 – Feb 25, 2022. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.2, with the EPS growth for the year raised at -$0.16 for 2021 and $0.57 for next year.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $506.85 million, with a low of $506.85 million and a high of $506.85 million.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the KOS stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 75% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Buy.

Based on estimates by 9 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 2 have rated the Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS) stock as a Hold, while 6 rate it as a Buy. 1 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 0 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note the current price level is 18.81% off its SMA20 and 18.57% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 69.06 while the volatility over the past week is 5.33% and jumps to 5.86% over the past one month. The beta value is 3.39, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.23. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $5.59, with the estimates having a low of $3.71 and a high of $8.00. These price ends are 14.52% and -84.33% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -19.82% if the KOS share price touches on the median price of $5.20.

Coming back to Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 9.88 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 7.46 million. Current shares outstanding are 451.89 million.

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The insiders hold 0.10% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 78.00%. The data shows that short shares as of Dec 14, 2021, stood at 21.79 million at a short ratio of 2.38. This represents a 4.82% short interest in shares outstanding on Dec 14, 2021. Shares short fall in December from the previous month at 21.84 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 25.43% up in year-to-date price movement.

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