Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) Stock Price

Media headlines about Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kohl's earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1484266437901 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on KSS. Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 price objective (up from $60.00) on shares of Kohl's in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kohl's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Citigroup lifted their price objective on Kohl's from $65.00 to $69.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $55.00 price objective on Kohl's and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 target price on shares of Kohl's in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.81.

Shares of Kohl's (NYSE KSS) traded down $0.39 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $64.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,097,120 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,220,728. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,881.67 and a PE ratio of 17.18. Kohl's has a 1-year low of $35.16 and a 1-year high of $69.14. The company has a quick ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.30 billion. Kohl's had a net margin of 3.47% and a return on equity of 12.72%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.80 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Kohl's will post 4.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Stephanie A. Streeter sold 4,173 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.85, for a total value of $224,716.05. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 21,960 shares in the company, valued at $1,182,546. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Jonas Prising purchased 4,725 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $42.35 per share, with a total value of $200,103.75. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 8,661 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $366,793.35. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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