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Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) was upgraded by analysts at Gilford Securities from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) traded up 0.51% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $59.18. The stock had a trading volume of 1,177,863 shares. Kohl's Co. has a one year low of $48.68 and a one year high of $59.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $53.64 and its 200-day moving average is $53.92. The company has a market cap of $12.073 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.35.

Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) last released its earnings data on Thursday, August 14th. The company reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $4.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.28 billion. On average, analysts predict that Kohl's Co. will post $4.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.39 per share. This represents a $1.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 8th.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Kohl's Co. in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a $60.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at MKM Partners reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Kohl's Co. in a research note on Friday, August 15th. They now have a $64.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $63.00. Finally, analysts at Nomura reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Kohl's Co. in a research note on Friday, August 15th. They now have a $65.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $62.00. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $60.09.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) operate family-oriented department stores that sell apparel, footwear and accessories for women, men and children; soft home products, such as sheets and pillows, and housewares.

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