Kosmos Energy Ltd [KOS] Stock trading around $7.62 per share: What’s Next?

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Kosmos Energy Ltd [NYSE: KOS] stock went on an upward path that rose over 4.38% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 3.67%. The company report on October 11, 2023 at 2:00 AM that Kosmos Energy Announces Oil Discovery in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE/LSE: KOS) announced today an oil discovery in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico at the Tiberius exploration well. Kosmos is operator of the well and has a 33.34% working interest alongside Occidental and Equinor ASA (both 33.33%).

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The Tiberius exploration well tested a four-way structural trap in the outboard Wilcox trend, located in Keathley Canyon Block 964. The well encountered approximately 250 feet (~75 meters) of net oil pay in the primary Wilcox target. Wireline logging has been completed and casing is currently being run to the target depth to enable the well to be used as a future oil producer. The Tiberius well is located in approximately 7,500 feet (2,300 meters) of water and was drilled to a total vertical depth of approximately 25,800 feet (7,800 meters).

Over the last 12 months, KOS stock rose by 14.41%. The one-year Kosmos Energy Ltd stock forecast points to a potential upside of 21.85. The average equity rating for KOS stock is currently 1.30, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

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The market cap for the stock reached $3.51 billion, with 455.90 million shares outstanding and 450.29 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.82M shares, KOS stock reached a trading volume of 3734260 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $9.75 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 1.30. 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.

Bernstein have made an estimate for Kosmos Energy Ltd shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on October 17, 2023.

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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 2.14. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.88, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.19.

KOS Stock Performance Analysis:

Kosmos Energy Ltd [KOS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.67. With this latest performance, KOS shares gained by 8.24% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 25.54% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 14.41% 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 56.25, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 61.17, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.60 for Kosmos Energy Ltd [KOS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 7.40, while it was recorded at 7.36 for the last single week of trading, and 7.04 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Kosmos Energy Ltd Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Kosmos Energy Ltd [KOS] shares currently have an operating margin of +49.37 and a Gross Margin at +54.18. Kosmos Energy Ltd’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +10.02.

Return on Total Capital for KOS is now 35.96, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 7.38. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 34.40, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.76. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Kosmos Energy Ltd [KOS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 285.09. Additionally, KOS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 74.03, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 49.04. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 281.01, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 72.97.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Kosmos Energy Ltd [KOS] managed to generate an average of $959,962 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 15.21 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.47.Kosmos Energy Ltd’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.44 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.


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%.

Kosmos Energy Ltd [KOS] Institutonal Ownership Details

The top three institutional holders of KOS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.3 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2579%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.04 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $201.66 billion in KOS stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $177.59 billion in KOS stock with ownership which is approximately 5.7994%.

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