Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE: KOS)’s stock price has gone decline by -2.30 in comparison to its previous close of 6.97, however, the company has experienced a -2.01% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2023-10-20 that BP-operated Yakaar-Teranga Phase 1 represents a conventional gas development in the ultra-deepwater region of Senegal.

Is It Worth Investing in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE: KOS) Right Now?

Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE: KOS) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 45.74x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 2.56. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 7 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 1 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price point forecasted by analysts for Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS) is $9.86, which is $3.05 above the current market price. The public float for KOS is 450.04M, and currently, short sellers hold a 4.64% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of KOS on November 17, 2023 was 4.74M shares.

KOS’s Market Performance

The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS) has seen a -2.01% decrease in the past week, with a -11.10% drop in the past month, and a -8.22% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.18%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 4.11% for KOS.. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -4.99% for KOS’s stock, with a -2.66% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of KOS

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for KOS stocks, with Bernstein repeating the rating for KOS by listing it as a “Mkt Perform.” The predicted price for KOS in the upcoming period, according to Bernstein is $9 based on the research report published on October 17, 2023 of the current year 2023.

KOS Trading at -7.31% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought KOS to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -20.35% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.11%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.18%, as shares sank -8.59% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -8.47% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, KOS fell by -2.01%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -12.47% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $7.14. In addition, Kosmos Energy Ltd saw 7.08% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at KOS starting from GOODWIN DEANNA L, who sale 112,000 shares at the price of $6.69 back on Jun 09. After this action, GOODWIN DEANNA L now owns 99,532 shares of Kosmos Energy Ltd, valued at $749,280 using the latest closing price.

Franklin Roy A., the Director of Kosmos Energy Ltd, sale 8,000 shares at $6.80 during a trade that took place back on Jun 09, which means that Franklin Roy A. is holding 68,870 shares at $54,400 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for KOS

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

The net margin for Kosmos Energy Ltd stands at +10.02. The total capital return value is set at 35.96, while invested capital returns managed to touch 7.38. Equity return is now at value 8.19, with 1.57 for asset returns.

Based on Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS), the company’s capital structure generated 285.09 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 74.03. Total debt to assets is 49.04, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 281.01. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 72.97.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.07, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.44. The receivables turnover for the company is 15.21 and the total asset turnover is 0.47. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.82.


To put it simply, Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS) has had a bad performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.