51,223 Shares in Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS) Purchased by Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC acquired a new position in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 51,223 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock, valued at approximately $351,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Magnetar Financial LLC purchased a new position in shares of Kosmos Energy in the 3rd quarter worth about $1,175,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its holdings in shares of Kosmos Energy by 84.4% in the 3rd quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 397,268 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $3,162,000 after purchasing an additional 181,779 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its holdings in shares of Kosmos Energy by 39.9% in the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 7,619,305 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $60,613,000 after purchasing an additional 2,174,305 shares in the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Kosmos Energy by 25.8% in the 3rd quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 6,877,832 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $54,747,000 after purchasing an additional 1,409,272 shares in the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its holdings in shares of Kosmos Energy by 9.8% in the 3rd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 385,583 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock worth $3,069,000 after purchasing an additional 34,492 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.80% of the company’s stock.

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Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on KOS shares. Bank of America upgraded Kosmos Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Jefferies Group upgraded Kosmos Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. BMO Capital Markets set a $10.00 target price on Kosmos Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 26th. TheStreet cut Kosmos Energy from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, Goldman Sachs restated a “neutral” rating and set a $9.00 target price on shares of Kosmos Energy in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.36.

Kosmos Energy stock opened at $6.25 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43. Kosmos Energy Ltd has a 52-week low of $5.15 and a 52-week high of $8.62.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 26th. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.11) by $0.01. The business had revenue of $187.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $182.28 million. Kosmos Energy had a negative return on equity of 12.49% and a negative net margin of 34.98%. Kosmos Energy’s quarterly revenue was down 11.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.01) EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Kosmos Energy Ltd will post -0.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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