Kohl's Co. (KSS) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-six brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation, nine have given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $57.90.

KSS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Kohl's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Kohl's in a research report on Sunday, November 12th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Kohl's and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Citigroup raised their price target on shares of Kohl's from $65.00 to $69.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st.

In related news, Director Stephanie A. Streeter sold 4,173 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.85, for a total value of $224,716.05. Following the transaction, the director now owns 21,960 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,182,546. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Cerebellum GP LLC purchased a new position in shares of Kohl's in the fourth quarter worth approximately $121,000. Calton & Associates Inc. bought a new stake in Kohl's during the 4th quarter worth approximately $202,000. Sciencast Management LP bought a new stake in Kohl's during the 4th quarter worth approximately $216,000. Squar Milner Financial Services LLC bought a new stake in Kohl's during the 4th quarter worth approximately $230,000. Finally, Focused Wealth Management Inc bought a new stake in Kohl's during the 4th quarter worth approximately $201,000.

Shares of Kohl's (NYSE KSS) traded up $0.46 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $65.61. 2,350,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,070,000. Kohl's has a one year low of $35.16 and a one year high of $69.14. The stock has a market cap of $11,020.00, a P/E ratio of 17.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 1.35. The company has a quick ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

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About Kohl's

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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