Will Kosmos Energy Limited (NYSE:KOS) Run Out of Steam Soon? Short Interest Is Down

January 23, 2018 - By Darrin Black

 Will Kosmos Energy Limited (NYSE:KOS) Run Out of Steam Soon? Short Interest Is Down

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.76, from 2.05 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 12 investors sold Kosmos Energy Ltd. shares while 37 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 401.77 million shares or 0.82% less from 405.09 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Ngam Advsrs L P holds 1.74M shares or 0.15% of its portfolio. Guggenheim Cap Limited Company holds 193,655 shares. Woodstock holds 16,618 shares. Adage Capital Grp Ltd Com holds 0.1% or 5.24M shares in its portfolio. Encompass Capital Advisors Ltd Liability holds 4.34% or 3.35 million shares in its portfolio. United Kingdom-based Genesis Asset Managers Llp has invested 3.04% in Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS). Macquarie holds 0% or 26,923 shares in its portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.01% in Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS). Eqis Cap Mngmt Inc holds 68,250 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas, a Texas-based fund reported 19,361 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement holds 323,418 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0% of its portfolio in Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) for 11,054 shares. Blackrock Inc stated it has 17.83M shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale owns 0% invested in Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) for 55,000 shares. Group One Trading L P stated it has 1,636 shares.

The stock of Kosmos Energy Limited (NYSE:KOS) registered a decrease of 3.12% in short interest. KOS’s total short interest was 26.78M shares in January as published by FINRA. Its down 3.12% from 27.65M shares, reported previously. With 1.28 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 21 days to cover their KOS’s short positions. The short interest to Kosmos Energy Limited’s float is 14.34%.

The stock increased 0.86% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $7.05. About 135,105 shares traded. Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) has risen 49.41% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.71% the S&P500.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. explores for and produces gas and oil in Africa and South America. The company has market cap of $2.74 billion. The Company’s asset portfolio includes production and other development projects in offshore Ghana, as well as exploration licenses with hydrocarbon potential offshore Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Morocco, and Western Sahara. It currently has negative earnings.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Kosmos Energy had 44 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, July 21. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 7 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) rating on Tuesday, October 24. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $13.0 target. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 4 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, December 20 by Citigroup. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, November 20. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. Citigroup maintained Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) on Monday, September 14 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 25 by Jefferies. Macquarie Research initiated Kosmos Energy Ltd. (NYSE:KOS) on Monday, August 7 with “Outperform” rating.

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