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A peek at Kodiak Gas Services Inc (KGS): Who has invested in It?

Kodiak Gas Services Inc (NYSE: KGS) is 36.21% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $15.05 and a high of $29.00 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The KGS stock was last observed hovering at around $28.82 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -1.47%.

Currently trading at $27.35, the stock is 2.98% and 9.04% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.92 million and changing -5.10% at the moment leaves the stock 36.85% off its SMA200. KGS registered a gain of 56.64% in past 6-months. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $5.18 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $10.00.

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The stock witnessed a 3.05% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 35.53%, and is 3.68% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 4.08% over the week and 3.63% over the month.

Kodiak Gas Services Inc (KGS) has around 781 employees, a market worth around $2.12B and $850.38M in sales. Current P/E ratio is 84.23 and Fwd P/E is 15.08. Profit margin for the company is 2.36%. Distance from 52-week low is 81.73% and -5.69% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (0.68%).

Kodiak Gas Services Inc quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.37 with sales reaching $220.57M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 520.85% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 21.40% year-over-year.

154 institutions hold shares in Kodiak Gas Services Inc (KGS), with institutional investors hold 65.70% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 77.40M, and float is at 15.20M with Short Float at 11.95%. Institutions hold 22.13% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Ion Asset Management Limited with over 1.6 million shares valued at $25.98 million. The investor’s holdings represent 2.07% of the KGS Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Citadel Advisors Llc with 1.46 million shares valued at $23.71 million to account for 1.89% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Goldentree Asset Management LP which holds 1.38 million shares representing 1.78% and valued at over $22.41 million, while Zimmer Partners, Lp holds 1.68% of the shares totaling 1.3 million with a market value of $21.11 million.

Kodiak Gas Services Inc (KGS) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by Montana Margaret C, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that Montana Margaret C bought 2,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 12 ’24 at a price of $25.25 per share for a total of $50500.0. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 16375.0 shares.

Kodiak Gas Services Inc disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Sep 01 ’23 that Bonno Terry (Director) bought a total of 4,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Sep 01 ’23 and was made at $18.45 per share for $73809.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 22375.0 shares of the KGS stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Aug 24 ’23, McKee Robert Michael (President & CEO) acquired 12,830 shares at an average price of $18.04 for $0.23 million. The insider now directly holds 16,180 shares of Kodiak Gas Services Inc (KGS).

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