$0.05 EPS Expected for Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS), Vector Group LTD Has 1.16 Sentiment

July 26, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Analysts expect Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) to report $0.05 EPS on August, 7 before the open.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 145.45% from last quarter’s $-0.11 EPS. KOS’s profit would be $19.94 million giving it 33.60 P/E if the $0.05 EPS is correct. After having $-0.11 EPS previously, Kosmos Energy Ltd’s analysts see -145.45% EPS growth. About 574,276 shares traded. Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) has risen 49.41% since July 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.71% the S&P500.

Vector Group Ltd. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $2.76 billion. The Firm is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States through its Liggett Group LLC and Vector Tobacco Inc. (Vector Tobacco) subsidiaries, and the real estate business through its New Valley LLC subsidiary, which is seeking to acquire or invest in additional real estate properties or projects. It has a 57.73 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Tobacco, E-Cigarettes and Real Estate.

Park Circle Co holds 4.15% of its portfolio in Vector Group Ltd for 278,653 shares. Hilton Capital Management Llc owns 641,905 shares or 3.09% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Stanley has 0.9% invested in the company for 127,878 shares. The Illinois-based Archford Capital Strategies Llc has invested 0.82% in the stock. Global X Management Co Llc, a New York-based fund reported 649,797 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 13 selling transactions for $28.73 million activity.

Analysts await Vector Group Ltd (NYSE:VGR) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $0.18 EPS, down 5.26% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.19 per share. VGR’s profit will be $23.38 million for 29.51 P/E if the $0.18 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.14 actual EPS reported by Vector Group Ltd for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 28.57% EPS growth.

It is down 4.55% since July 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.15% the S&P500.

Kosmos Energy Ltd. is an independent gas and oil exploration and production company. The company has market cap of $2.68 billion. The Firm is focused on the emerging areas along the Atlantic Margins. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s assets include existing production and development projects offshore Ghana, discoveries and further exploration potential offshore Mauritania and Senegal, as well as exploration licenses with hydrocarbon potential offshore Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Morocco and Western Sahara.

Since March 3, 2017, it had 1 insider buy, and 4 insider sales for $716.33 million activity. Blackstone Holdings III L.P. also sold $214.50M worth of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) on Friday, May 26. $72.50 million worth of stock was sold by Krieger David Benjamin on Friday, May 26. Shares for $214.88 million were sold by WARBURG PINCUS & CO.. BCP IV GP L.L.C. also sold $214.50 million worth of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) on Friday, May 26. Another trade for 8,347 shares valued at $50,082 was bought by Doughty Jason.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.27, from 1.13 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 8 investors sold Kosmos Energy Ltd shares while 35 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 377.39 million shares or 9.29% more from 345.32 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Moreover, D E Shaw & Inc has 0.02% invested in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS). Geode Management Llc holds 0% or 1.22 million shares. Jpmorgan Chase And has invested 0% in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS). Deutsche Retail Bank Ag has 0% invested in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS). Adage Prtnrs Grp Inc Ltd Liability accumulated 1.89 million shares. Hotchkis And Wiley Mgmt Ltd has 0.86% invested in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) for 30.43 million shares. Gp One Trading Ltd Partnership owns 4,244 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Genesis Asset Managers Llp invested in 9.68 million shares. Reilly Financial Advsrs Limited Liability Corp has 0% invested in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS). Schwab Charles Invest invested in 0% or 467,949 shares. Victory Management reported 3.62M shares stake. Northern Trust reported 0% in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS). Cubist Systematic Strategies has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership reported 0% in Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS). Kcg Holdg Inc invested in 10,522 shares or 0% of the stock.

Among 10 analysts covering Kosmos Energy (NYSE:KOS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Kosmos Energy had 28 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, November 16 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, February 23. RBC Capital Markets maintained Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) on Thursday, March 9 with “Outperform” rating. Goldman Sachs initiated Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) on Friday, December 11 with “Neutral” rating. On Tuesday, December 20 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) on Tuesday, March 29 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 26 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by TheStreet. The stock of Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE:KOS) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 25. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, August 31 by RBC Capital Markets.

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