News headlines about Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kohl's earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.1484266437901 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
A number of research firms recently issued reports on KSS. Telsey Advisory Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $55.00 target price (up from $50.00) on shares of Kohl's in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research raised Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday. Guggenheim reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Kohl's in a report on Wednesday. Citigroup lifted their target price on Kohl's from $65.00 to $69.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Gordon Haskett raised Kohl's from a “hold” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Kohl's currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.10.
Shares of Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) traded up $1.82 on Wednesday, reaching $58.84. The company had a trading volume of 4,450,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,450,000. The stock has a market cap of $9,890.00, a PE ratio of 15.61, a P/E/G ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 1.24. Kohl's has a 1 year low of $35.16 and a 1 year high of $59.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.63 and a quick ratio of 0.30.
Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $4.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.30 billion. Kohl's had a return on equity of 12.72% and a net margin of 3.47%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.80 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Kohl's will post 3.77 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 6th were paid a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.74%. Kohl's’s dividend payout ratio is currently 58.36%.
In other Kohl's news, Director Stephanie A. Streeter sold 4,173 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.85, for a total transaction of $224,716.05. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 21,960 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,182,546. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Jonas Prising acquired 4,725 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $42.35 per share, with a total value of $200,103.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,661 shares in the company, valued at approximately $366,793.35. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.
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Kohl's Company Profile
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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