Analysts Anticipate Kohl's Co. (KSS) to Announce $1.79 EPS

Wall Street analysts expect Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) to report earnings per share of $1.79 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have issued estimates for Kohl's’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.89 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.74. Kohl's reported earnings of $1.44 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 24.3%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd.

On average, analysts expect that Kohl's will report full-year earnings of $4.08 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.00 to $4.17. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $4.44 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.95 to $5.15. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Kohl's.

Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by ($0.02). Kohl's had a net margin of 3.47% and a return on equity of 12.72%. The business had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.30 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.80 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% on a year-over-year basis.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Kohl's in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Telsey Advisory Group raised shares of Kohl's from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $43.00 to $50.00 in a report on Monday, October 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Gordon Haskett raised shares of Kohl's from a “hold” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.10.

Kohl's (NYSE KSS) traded up $2.69 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $67.54. 5,553,386 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,310,000. The firm has a market cap of $11,350.00, a PE ratio of 17.92, a PEG ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 1.24. 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 has a one year low of $35.16 and a one year high of $67.55.

In related news, Director Jonas Prising acquired 4,725 shares of Kohl's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $42.35 per share, for a total transaction of $200,103.75. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,661 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $366,793.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, 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 transaction, the director now owns 21,960 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,182,546. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in KSS. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Kohl's by 6.9% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,834,433 shares of the company’s stock worth $266,349,000 after purchasing an additional 377,083 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp increased its position in Kohl's by 34.9% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 5,400,841 shares of the company’s stock worth $208,851,000 after purchasing an additional 1,396,006 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in Kohl's by 13.7% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,681,324 shares of the company’s stock worth $213,702,000 after purchasing an additional 564,109 shares during the last quarter. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ increased its position in Kohl's by 28.1% in the 3rd quarter. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ now owns 2,032,578 shares of the company’s stock worth $92,787,000 after purchasing an additional 445,400 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its stake in shares of Kohl's by 9.6% during the 3rd quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,725,757 shares of the company’s stock worth $79,282,000 after acquiring an additional 151,357 shares in the last quarter.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This report was originally published by American Banking News and is the sole property of of American Banking News. If you are reading this report on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of U.S. & international trademark and copyright legislation. The legal version of this report can be read at https://www.americanbankingnews.com/2018/01/20/analysts-anticipate-kohls-co-kss-to-announce-1-79-eps.html.

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.

Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Kohl's (KSS)

For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

Earnings History and Estimates for Kohl's (NYSE:KSS)

Receive News & Ratings for Kohl's Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Kohl's and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.

Leave a Reply