KOS stock: buy or sell?

KOS stock price: $6.66 2.15% At close on May 21st, 2019

Updated on:
May 21st, 2019


Kosmos Energy crossed up the simple moving average line of 200d today and closed at $6.66, rose a 2.15%.

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.

Should I buy KOS stock?

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Check the only buy setup that matches with Kosmos Energy stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MAYes
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is Kosmos Energy stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we collected 4 ratings published for KOS stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for KOS stock, with 4 positive ratings.
Is KOS a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-1-4Sanford C. BernsteinMarket PerformOutperform

KOS stock analysis

Daily outlook

Kosmos Energy broke up the simple moving average line of 200 days today and closed at $6.66.

Kosmos Energy shares broke up the simple moving average line of 200d today and closed at $6.66. On March, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 8.29%.

KOS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Kosmos Energy shares jumped 2.46% this week, ending at $6.66. Early April KOS skyrocketed an astounding 10.49% in just one week. Late April KOS collapsed a chilling -6.55% in just one week.

Weekly chart tells us that price is in a simple uptrend, tested $6.14 level and now climbing back aiming its last top at $7.04. Since late April when KOS stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $0.25 (3.90%).

KOS stock chart (weekly)

KOS stock price history

KOS IPO was on May 11th, 2011 at $19.36 per share1. Since then, KOS stock lost a -65.60%, with a yearly average of -8.20%.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

KOS stock historical price chart

KOS stock reached 52-week highs on October at $9.68, and all-time highs 2011-05-11 with a price of 19.56.

KOS stock price target is $9.80

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We found 3 price targets for Kosmos Energy stock published in the last month:
KOS stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-4-5BarclaysSet Price Targetn/a$10.00-
(in average)$0.00$9.800.0%
The price forecast for Kosmos Energy stock is $9.80, moving in a range between $10.00 and $9.50. In average, analysts' outlook on KOS price forecast is stable from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Kosmos Energy disappointed analysts on February when it published an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $-0.09 when the analysts' forecast was $0.05.
KOS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw an extraordinary gain of 53.37% to $886.67 M USD. In the same way, its profit margin (compared to sales) boosted to -10.60%, that is $-93.99 million.

KOS annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$858 M-$-91.04 M-10.6%-
2014$856 M-0.29%$279 M32.6%-406.87%
2015$447 M-47.81%$-69.84 M-15.6%-125.00%
2016$310 M-30.52%$-283.78 M-91.4%306.35%
2017$578 M86.27%$-222.79 M-38.5%-21.49%
2018$887 M53.37%$-93.99 M-10.6%-57.81%

Quarterly financial results

Kosmos Energy posted $301.45 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 24.14% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $185.57 M with a profit margin of 61.56%. Profit margin rocketed a 113.47% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was -51.91%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Kosmos Energy sales marked a super good gain and skyrocketed a 61.11%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Kosmos Energy posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
KOS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$103 M-$-28.84 M-27.9%-
2017-Q2$141 M36.23%$-8.47 M-6.0%-70.63%
2017-Q3$151 M7.32%$-63.41 M-41.9%648.58%
2017-Q4$187 M23.71%$-122.08 M-65.2%92.54%
2018-Q1$127 M-32.02%$-50.23 M-39.5%-58.86%
2018-Q2$215 M69.18%$-103.27 M-48.0%105.62%
2018-Q3$243 M12.85%$-126.06 M-51.9%22.06%
2018-Q4$301 M24.14%$185.57 M61.6%-247.21%

Kosmos Energy ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Kosmos Energy, 3.86% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for KOS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$2.7 B
Total shares401.3 M
Float shares349.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)93.1%
  - Insider holdings (%)3.9%
Shares in short selling0.0%

KOS summary

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Day range$6.53 - $6.69
Previous close$6.52
Session gain2.15%
Average true range$0.26
50d mov avg$6.45
100d mov avg$5.87
200d mov avg$6.52
Daily patternlt11a
Weekly pattern lb01a

Kosmos Energy performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For Kosmos Energy, the comparison is made against .
KOSKosmos Energy15.63%18.09%-5.53%

Kosmos Energy competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Kosmos Energy competitor. This doesn't mean Kosmos Energy does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.