Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) Receives $53.63 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

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Shares of Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-one brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $54.44.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on KSS shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kohl’s from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd. UBS Group upped their price objective on shares of Kohl’s from $47.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 21st. Gordon Haskett downgraded shares of Kohl’s from an “accumulate” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 19th. Wedbush cut their price objective on shares of Kohl’s from $53.00 to $50.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 20th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group cut their price objective on shares of Kohl’s from $75.00 to $65.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 20th.

Shares of KSS traded down $1.31 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $47.01. 3,299,644 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,187,195. Kohl’s has a 1-year low of $43.33 and a 1-year high of $75.91. The company has a quick ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The company has a market capitalization of $7.69 billion, a PE ratio of 8.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.00 and a beta of 1.07. The business has a 50 day moving average of $52.43 and a 200 day moving average of $50.43.

Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 19th. The company reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by ($0.12). Kohl’s had a net margin of 3.50% and a return on equity of 15.19%. The company had revenue of $4.63 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.40 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.98 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts expect that Kohl’s will post 4.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, December 24th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 11th will be issued a $0.67 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 10th. This represents a $2.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.70%. Kohl’s’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 47.86%.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Maverick Capital Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Kohl’s by 824.2% during the 3rd quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. now owns 464,243 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,054,000 after buying an additional 414,013 shares in the last quarter. Squarepoint Ops LLC lifted its holdings in Kohl’s by 1,843.1% in the 3rd quarter. Squarepoint Ops LLC now owns 765,697 shares of the company’s stock valued at $38,025,000 after purchasing an additional 726,291 shares in the last quarter. National Pension Service lifted its holdings in Kohl’s by 5.3% in the 3rd quarter. National Pension Service now owns 272,810 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,548,000 after purchasing an additional 13,617 shares in the last quarter. Avestar Capital LLC lifted its holdings in Kohl’s by 6.2% in the 3rd quarter. Avestar Capital LLC now owns 4,512 shares of the company’s stock valued at $224,000 after purchasing an additional 265 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in Kohl’s by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 88,615 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,401,000 after purchasing an additional 255 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.90% of the company’s stock.

Kohl’s Company Profile

Kohl's Corporation operates as an omni-channel retailer in the United States. Its stores and Website offer apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and home products. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 1,158 department stores; a Website Kohls.com; and 12 FILA outlets, and 4 Off-Aisle clearance centers.

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