Kohl's Co. (KSS) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News coverage about Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne reports. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kohl's Co. earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 78 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) opened at 37.79 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $6.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.94 and a beta of 1.12. Kohl's Co. has a 52-week low of $34.10 and a 52-week high of $59.67. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $38.85 and a 200-day moving average of $43.71.

Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 11th. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.10. Kohl's Co. had a return on equity of 13.59% and a net margin of 3.17%. The company had revenue of $3.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.91 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.31 earnings per share. Kohl's Co.’s revenue was down 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Kohl's Co. will post $3.66 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 7th will be given a $0.55 dividend. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.82%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 5th. Kohl's Co.’s payout ratio is currently 61.16%.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on KSS. Vetr lowered shares of Kohl's Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $43.22 price objective for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, February 15th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc began coverage on shares of Kohl's Co. in a research report on Friday, February 10th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $41.00 price objective for the company. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Kohl's Co. and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 18th. Robert W. Baird set a $44.00 target price on shares of Kohl's Co. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 22nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies began coverage on shares of Kohl's Co. in a research note on Friday, February 17th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $40.00 target price for the company. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $43.84.

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In related news, Director Frank V. Sica sold 14,628 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.32, for a total value of $619,056.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About Kohl's Co.

Kohl’s Corporation (Kohl’s) is an operator of department stores. The Company operates approximately 1,154 Kohl’s department stores, a Website (www.Kohls.com), approximately 12 FILA outlets, and approximately three Off-Aisle clearance centers. The Company’s stores and Website sell moderately-priced private label and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products.

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