UBS Group AG raised its stake in shares of Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) by 177.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 26,957 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 17,250 shares during the period. UBS Group AG’s holdings in Kosmos Energy were worth $180,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Comerica Bank boosted its position in shares of Kosmos Energy by 16.8% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 18,750 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $113,000 after buying an additional 2,701 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Kosmos Energy by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 211,044 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $1,479,000 after buying an additional 3,310 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in shares of Kosmos Energy by 40.8% in the first quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 15,389 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 4,463 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its position in shares of Kosmos Energy by 2.1% in the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 317,024 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $2,111,000 after buying an additional 6,637 shares during the period. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its position in shares of Kosmos Energy by 5.3% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 203,841 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $1,358,000 after buying an additional 10,237 shares during the period.

Shares of Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE KOS) traded up 0.99% on Wednesday, reaching $7.15. The company had a trading volume of 314,654 shares. Kosmos Energy Ltd. has a 52-week low of $4.39 and a 52-week high of $7.90. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $6.30 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.29. The firm’s market capitalization is $2.77 billion.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) last released its earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.06) by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $146.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $168.71 million. Kosmos Energy had a negative return on equity of 8.55% and a negative net margin of 26.69%. The company’s revenue was up 220.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.11) EPS. On average, analysts predict that Kosmos Energy Ltd. will post ($0.28) earnings per share for the current year.

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KOS has been the subject of several research reports. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 target price on shares of Kosmos Energy in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Jefferies Group LLC raised their target price on Kosmos Energy from $7.00 to $8.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Citigroup Inc. reduced their target price on Kosmos Energy from $10.00 to $8.50 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Johnson Rice initiated coverage on Kosmos Energy in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, Scotiabank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $8.00 target price on shares of Kosmos Energy in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.50.

In other news, major shareholder Iv Gp L.L.C. Bcp sold 30,000,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.15, for a total transaction of $214,500,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 3.80% of the company’s stock.

About Kosmos Energy

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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