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Kohl's Corporation (KSS) Going Through Hard Times This Year

18 May 2017, 09:28 | Cedric Leonard

Gordon Haskett "Initiates Coverage On" Kohl's Corp (NYSE:KSS) in a research note issued to investors on 5/09/17 to Reduce with price target of $35.

Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for Kohl's Corp. the EPS stands at 0.39 for the previous quarter, while the analysts predicted the EPS of the stock to be 0.29, suggesting the stock exceeded the analysts' expectations. Cedar Wealth Management LLC now owns 3,624 shares of the company's stock valued at $159,000 after buying an additional 195 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in Kohl's Co.by 2,606.7% in the first quarter. Shares of Kohl's Corporation (KSS) are moving -37.46% downward from the 52-week high and 12.40% above from the fifty two-week low.

On 5/11/2017 Kohl's Co. announced a quarterly dividend of $0.55 5.92% with an ex dividend date of 6/5/2017 which will be payable on 6/21/2017. "(KSS) Shares Bought by HGK Asset Management Inc." was originally reported by Chaffey Breeze and is owned by of Chaffey Breeze. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. raised its position in shares of Kohl's Co.by 1.4% in the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 1,449,351 shares of the company's stock worth $63,409,000 after buying an additional 161,145 shares during the period. Kernodle & Katon Asset Management Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Kohl's Co. during the third quarter valued at about $198,000. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc initiated coverage on Kohl's Co.in a research report on Friday, February 10th.

Kohl's Corporation (KSS) stock price tumbled -0.41% to close at $36.82 during recent trade. 2,123,192 shares of the company's stock were exchanged. The Company has 52-week high of $58.88 and 52-week low of $32.31.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio.

Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is -14.58, the 50-day is -6.07 and the 20-day is -5.95.

However it has a net margin of 3.30%.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of -13.8% whereas during current quarter it has -4.1% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of -3.2% during current year and -0.3% for next year. The company had revenue of $3.84 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.91 billion. During the same quarter a year ago, the business posted $0.31 EPS. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $29.38 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 1.24, as for as the company's cash per share for the most recent quarter is $3.56, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 10.25. If the share price is now hovering near the 52 week low and the value is achieved in the current past then it can suggest that the price of the shares is likely to go up.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 7th will be paid a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 5th. The stock's Dividend Yield stands at 5.57%. Kohl's Co.'s dividend payout ratio is presently 61.16%.

WARNING: "Bank of Montreal Can Has $43.742 Million Position in Kohl's Co". UBS maintained Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) rating on Friday, August 12. The correct version of this story can be read at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/05/17/berkshire-asset-management-llc-pa-boosts-stake-in-kohls-co-kss-updated-updated-updated.html.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on KSS. The share price is trading in a range of $36.58 - 37.40. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $44.00 target price on shares of Kohl's Co. and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, February 22nd. TheStreet lowered shares of Kohl's Co. from a "b" rating to a "c+" rating in a report on Friday, January 20th. And it remains to be seen which target price KSS can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a 6.60% gain for the past twelve months.

Among 20 analysts covering Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS), 6 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 10 Hold. The stock now has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $43.69.

In other Kohl's Co. news, Director Frank V. Sica sold 14,628 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.32, for a total transaction of $619,056.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. The short ratio in the company's stock is documented at 5.56 and the short float is around of 15.31%.

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