Are Analysts Bearish Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) After Last Week?

Out of 12 analysts covering Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS), 8 rate it “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 5 “Hold”. This means 62% are positive. Kosmos Energy was the topic in 14 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Below is a list of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) latest ratings and price target changes.

29/03/2016 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy Old Target: $15.00 New Target: $12.00 Maintain
25/02/2016 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Sector Perform Old Target: $6.50 New Target: $6.00 Maintain
23/02/2016 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform Old Target: $9.00 New Target: $10.00 Maintain
26/01/2016 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Old Target: $12.00 New Target: $9.00 Target Down
26/01/2016 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Old Target: $6.50 New Target: $4.50 Target Down
12/01/2016 Broker: Jefferies Rating: New Target: $6.00 Target Down
11/01/2016 Broker: Raymond James Old Rating: Mkt Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
11/12/2015 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Neutral Initiate
16/11/2015 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Sector Perform Old Target: $9 New Target: $7 Downgrade

The stock decreased 3.61% or $0.21 on April 1, hitting $5.61. About 955,178 shares traded hands. Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) has declined 9.81% since August 26, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.62% the S&P500.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. is a holding, independent gas and oil exploration and production firm focused on frontier and emerging areas along the Atlantic Margin. The company has a market cap of $2.08 billion. The Company’s activities are conducted through its wholly owned subsidiary, Kosmos Energy, LLC. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s assets include existing production and other development projects offshore Ghana, as well as exploration licenses with hydrocarbon potential offshore Ireland, Mauritania, Morocco (including Western Sahara), Senegal and Suriname.

The institutional sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2015 Q3. Its up 0.16, from 0.86 in 2015Q2. The ratio is positive, as 22 funds sold all Kosmos Energy Ltd shares owned while 33 reduced positions. 15 funds bought stakes while 41 increased positions. They now own 349.87 million shares or 1.95% more from 343.19 million shares in 2015Q2.

Warburg Pincus Llc holds 8.29% of its portfolio in Kosmos Energy Ltd for 118.01 million shares. Sailingstone Capital Partners Llc owns 26.55 million shares or 4.56% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Genesis Asset Managers Llp has 2.76% invested in the company for 11.55 million shares. The New York-based Blackstone Group L.P. has invested 1.73% in the stock. Magnetar Financial Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 5.96 million shares.

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