Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Yesterday, Aug. 20, 2014, 93 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $712.40 to $14,201,355.08. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Kosmos Energy (KOS) - FREE Research Report Hayes William S, who is SVP, Government Affairs at Kosmos Energy, sold 15,000 shares at $10.00 on Aug. 20, 2014. Following this transaction, the SVP, Government Affairs owned 1.2 million shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.21% with the 15,000-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $9.92, down $0.08, or 0.81% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Kosmos Energy go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 20,000
12-Week # shares sold: 10.7 million
24-Week # shares sold: 11.9 million
The average volume for Kosmos Energy has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kosmos Energy has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 10.55% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Kosmos Energy Ltd. explores and produces oil and gas in Africa, Europe, and South America. Its asset portfolio includes production and other projects offshore Ghana, as well as exploration licenses with hydrocarbon potential offshore Ireland, Mauritania, Morocco, and Suriname. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 7.1%. The company has a P/E ratio of 43.4. Currently, there are 3 analysts who rate Kosmos Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on KOS - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Kosmos Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Kosmos Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.