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Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) SVP William S. Hayes unloaded 35,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.17, for a total value of $390,950.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,260,503 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,079,819. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on KOS. Analysts at Global Hunter Securities downgraded shares of Kosmos Energy from an “accumulate” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 3rd. They now have a $11.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $12.50. Separately, analysts at Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Kosmos Energy in a research note on Wednesday, May 14th. They now have a $17.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $18.00. Finally, analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of Kosmos Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 7th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.56.

Shares of Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) traded down 0.54% on Wednesday, hitting $11.04. The stock had a trading volume of 724,463 shares. Kosmos Energy has a 52-week low of $9.71 and a 52-week high of $11.60. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $10.66 and a 200-day moving average of $10.73. The company’s market cap is $4.172 billion.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) last released its earnings data on Monday, May 5th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.15.

Kosmos Energy, Ltd. operates as an oil exploration and production company. The Company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas in Africa.

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