Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $42.95.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on shares of Kohl’s Corporation from $39.00 to $44.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Kohl’s Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Vetr downgraded shares of Kohl’s Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $37.51 target price for the company. in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Cowen and Company restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $42.00 target price (down from $43.00) on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research note on Friday, August 11th.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Johnson Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Kohl’s Corporation by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,305 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after acquiring an additional 10 shares during the period. Botty Investors LLC increased its holdings in shares of Kohl’s Corporation by 0.8% in the 1st quarter. Botty Investors LLC now owns 11,745 shares of the company’s stock worth $467,000 after acquiring an additional 95 shares during the period. Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its holdings in shares of Kohl’s Corporation by 0.7% in the 1st quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 17,611 shares of the company’s stock worth $701,000 after acquiring an additional 114 shares during the period. Northside Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Kohl’s Corporation by 1.4% in the 1st quarter. Northside Capital Management LLC now owns 11,316 shares of the company’s stock worth $450,000 after acquiring an additional 155 shares during the period. Finally, Sentry Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Kohl’s Corporation by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 12,892 shares of the company’s stock worth $499,000 after acquiring an additional 158 shares during the period.

Shares of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) traded up 1.58% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $45.13. 5,257,680 shares of the stock were exchanged. Kohl’s Corporation has a 12-month low of $35.16 and a 12-month high of $59.67. The firm has a market cap of $7.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.55 and a beta of 1.15. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $40.61 and a 200 day moving average of $39.25.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $1.24 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $4.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.12 billion. Kohl’s Corporation had a net margin of 3.63% and a return on equity of 13.16%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.22 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Kohl’s Corporation will post $3.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 6th will be issued a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 1st. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.87%. Kohl’s Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 56.41%.

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Kohl’s Corporation 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.

Analyst Recommendations for Kohl`s Corporation (NYSE:KSS)

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