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How to buy Kosmos Energy stock

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Kosmos Energy Ltd is an oil & gas e&p business based in the US. Kosmos Energy shares (KOS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kosmos Energy employs 360 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$979.6 million.

How to buy shares in Kosmos Energy

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Kosmos Energy. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: KOS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Kosmos Energy reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Kosmos Energy, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Kosmos Energy. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Kosmos Energy share price

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Kosmos Energy shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week rangeUSD$0.5 - USD$6.6747
50-day moving average USD$1.8576
200-day moving average USD$1.5595
Wall St. target priceUSD$2.47
PE ratio 9.1892
Dividend yield USD$0.18 (16.14%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.407

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Is it a good time to buy Kosmos Energy stock?

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Is Kosmos Energy under- or over-valued?

Valuing Kosmos Energy stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kosmos Energy's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Kosmos Energy's P/E ratio

Kosmos Energy's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Kosmos Energy shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Kosmos Energy's EBITDA

Kosmos Energy's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$319.1 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Kosmos Energy's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Kosmos Energy financials

Revenue TTM USD$979.6 million
Gross profit TTM USD$1 billion
Return on assets TTM -2.26%
Return on equity TTM -69.17%
Profit margin -46.48%
Book value $1.05
Market capitalisation USD$1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kosmos Energy shares

There are currently 29.1 million Kosmos Energy shares held short by investors – that's known as Kosmos Energy's "short interest". This figure is 9.3% up from 26.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Kosmos Energy shares can be evaluated.

Kosmos Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kosmos Energy's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kosmos Energy shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kosmos Energy shares traded daily (recently around 12.0 million). Kosmos Energy's SIR currently stands at 2.42. In other words for every 100,000 Kosmos Energy shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2420 shares are currently held short.

However Kosmos Energy's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kosmos Energy shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kosmos Energy shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kosmos Energy's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kosmos Energy shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0839% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kosmos Energy shares, roughly 84 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Kosmos Energy.

Find out more about how you can short Kosmos Energy stock.

Kosmos Energy share dividends

We're not expecting Kosmos Energy to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Kosmos Energy share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kosmos Energy's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.5 up to $6.6747. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kosmos Energy's is 3.7643. This would suggest that Kosmos Energy's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Kosmos Energy overview

Kosmos Energy Ltd., a deepwater independent oil and gas exploration and production company, focuses along the Atlantic Margins. The company's primary assets include production offshore Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, and U.S. Gulf of Mexico, as well as a gas development offshore Mauritania and Senegal. It also maintains an exploration program balanced between proven basin infrastructure-led exploration, emerging basins, and frontier basins. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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