why Kosmos Energy Ltd. [KOS] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $9.63

Kosmos Energy Ltd. [NYSE: KOS] slipped around -0.38 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $5.99 at the close of the session, down -5.97%. The company report on November 7, 2022 that Kosmos Energy Announces Third Quarter 2022 Results.


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Kosmos Energy Ltd. (“Kosmos” or the “Company”) (NYSE/LSE: KOS) announced today its financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2022. For the quarter, the Company generated a net income of $222 million, or $0.47 per diluted share. When adjusted for certain items that impact the comparability of results, the Company generated an adjusted net income(1) of $90 million, or $0.19 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2022.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. stock is now 73.12% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. KOS Stock saw the intraday high of $6.31 and lowest of $5.955 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 8.48, which means current price is +73.62% above from all time high which was touched on 06/03/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 5.75M shares, KOS reached a trading volume of 3535076 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Kosmos Energy Ltd. [KOS]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for KOS shares is $9.63 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on KOS stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Berenberg have made an estimate for Kosmos Energy Ltd. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on August 25, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on June 13, 2022, representing the official price target for Kosmos Energy Ltd. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $3.95, while Barclays analysts kept a Overweight rating on KOS stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Kosmos Energy Ltd. is set at 0.30, with the Price to Sales ratio for KOS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.14. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.06, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.53. Price to Free Cash Flow for KOS in the course of the last twelve months was 4.32 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

How has KOS stock performed recently?

Kosmos Energy Ltd. [KOS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.84. With this latest performance, KOS shares dropped by -3.23% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -6.41% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 69.69% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for KOS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 47.98, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 48.43, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.01 for Kosmos Energy Ltd. [KOS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 6.31, while it was recorded at 6.13 for the last single week of trading, and 6.51 for the last 200 days.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. [KOS]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Kosmos Energy Ltd. [KOS] shares currently have an operating margin of +27.60 and a Gross Margin at +34.41. Kosmos Energy Ltd.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -5.81.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -16.06, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.77.

Kosmos Energy Ltd.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 0.90.

Earnings analysis for Kosmos Energy Ltd. [KOS]

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for KOS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Kosmos Energy Ltd. go to 23.80%.

Insider trade positions for Kosmos Energy Ltd. [KOS]

There are presently around $2,384 million, or 94.20% of KOS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KOS stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 68,365,942, which is approximately 0.589% of the company’s market cap and around 2.75% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 32,912,209 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $197.14 million in KOS stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $136.03 million in KOS stock with ownership of nearly -0.491% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Kosmos Energy Ltd. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 131 institutional holders increased their position in Kosmos Energy Ltd. [NYSE:KOS] by around 38,598,342 shares. Additionally, 98 investors decreased positions by around 36,342,954 shares, while 38 investors held positions by with 323,115,822 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 398,057,118 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KOS stock had 36 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,822,104 shares, while 29 institutional investors sold positions of 3,955,471 shares during the same period.

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