Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) saw some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Investors bought 3,975 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of 225% compared to the typical daily volume of 1,222 put options.

Shares of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE KSS) opened at 44.27 on Friday. Kohl’s Corporation has a one year low of $35.16 and a one year high of $59.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.33 and a beta of 1.19. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $42.45 and its 200 day moving average price is $39.72.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $4.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.12 billion. Kohl’s Corporation had a return on equity of 13.16% and a net margin of 3.63%. The firm’s revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.22 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Kohl’s Corporation will post $3.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th were given a dividend of $0.55 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 1st. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.97%. Kohl’s Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 56.41%.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kohl’s Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Citigroup Inc. increased their price target on shares of Kohl’s Corporation from $44.00 to $51.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Cowen and Company reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $47.00 price target (up from $42.00) on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $43.00 price target on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.55.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in Kohl’s Corporation by 10.1% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,117,215 shares of the company’s stock worth $159,213,000 after acquiring an additional 377,438 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in Kohl’s Corporation by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 10,914,565 shares of the company’s stock worth $422,066,000 after acquiring an additional 186,046 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Kohl’s Corporation by 2,606.7% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 18,394,298 shares of the company’s stock worth $732,277,000 after acquiring an additional 17,714,714 shares during the period. HGK Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in Kohl’s Corporation by 5.0% during the 2nd quarter. HGK Asset Management Inc. now owns 281,319 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,879,000 after acquiring an additional 13,470 shares during the period. Finally, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Kohl’s Corporation by 30.0% during the 1st quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 18,814 shares of the company’s stock worth $749,000 after acquiring an additional 4,346 shares during the period.

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About Kohl’s Corporation

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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