Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) shares reached a new 52-week low during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $4.92 and last traded at $5.13, with a volume of 4363656 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $5.24.

Several research analysts have recently commented on KOS shares. Goldman Sachs Group raised Kosmos Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $11.00 to $9.00 in a research note on Tuesday, November 6th. Raymond James downgraded Kosmos Energy from a “strong-buy” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Barclays set a $11.00 target price on Kosmos Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kosmos Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 12th. Finally, Societe Generale set a $10.00 target price on Kosmos Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Kosmos Energy currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.02.

The company has a market cap of $2.24 billion, a PE ratio of -15.27 and a beta of 1.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.24, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.88.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 5th. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.23) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by ($0.09). Kosmos Energy had a negative return on equity of 21.93% and a negative net margin of 51.49%. The firm had revenue of $250.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $239.20 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.09) EPS. The business’s revenue was up 65.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Kosmos Energy Ltd will post -0.38 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Kosmos Energy news, Director David Benjamin Krieger sold 52,250,000 shares of Kosmos Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.40, for a total value of $282,150,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Iv Gp L.L.C. Bcp sold 3,295,571 shares of Kosmos Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.94, for a total value of $29,462,404.74. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 61,230,000 shares of company stock worth $362,431,200. Corporate insiders own 3.76% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in shares of Kosmos Energy in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $122,000. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in shares of Kosmos Energy in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $139,000. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale boosted its holdings in Kosmos Energy by 218.2% during the 3rd quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 15,434 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $141,000 after acquiring an additional 10,584 shares during the period. Laurion Capital Management LP purchased a new position in Kosmos Energy during the 3rd quarter valued at $154,000. Finally, Hsbc Holdings PLC purchased a new position in Kosmos Energy during the 3rd quarter valued at $159,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 92.86% of the company’s stock.

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Kosmos Energy Company Profile (NYSE:KOS)

Kosmos Energy Ltd. explores for and produces oil and gas in Africa and South America. Its asset portfolio includes production and other development projects in offshore Ghana and Equatorial Guinea; and exploration potential in offshore Mauritania and Senegal, as well as exploration licenses in offshore Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Sao Tome and Principe, and Suriname.

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