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Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) SVP William S. Hayes sold 21,326 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.86, for a total value of $210,274.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,204,177 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,873,185. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Separately, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Kosmos Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, August 25th. They now have a $12.10 price target on the stock. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.77.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) traded down 2.30% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $9.79. The stock had a trading volume of 1,741,046 shares. Kosmos Energy has a one year low of $9.24 and a one year high of $11.60. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $9.86 and its 200-day moving average is $10.50. The company has a market cap of $3.719 billion and a P/E ratio of 43.19.

Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 4th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $329.36 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $193.78 million. On average, analysts predict that Kosmos Energy will post $0.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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