Kohl's Co. (KSS) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-six ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation and ten have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $57.90.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. MKM Partners set a $63.00 price objective on shares of Kohl's and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Bank of America upped their price objective on shares of Kohl's from $68.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Guggenheim upped their price objective on shares of Kohl's from $60.00 to $75.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Kohl's in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th.

In other news, Director Stephanie A. Streeter sold 4,173 shares of the 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 completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 21,960 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,182,546. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Jonas Prising purchased 4,725 shares of Kohl's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $42.35 per share, with a total value of $200,103.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,661 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $366,793.35. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new position in Kohl's in the fourth quarter worth approximately $121,000. Raymond James Trust N.A. acquired a new position in Kohl's in the third quarter worth approximately $200,000. Focused Wealth Management Inc acquired a new position in Kohl's in the fourth quarter worth approximately $201,000. CIBC World Markets Inc. acquired a new position in Kohl's in the fourth quarter worth approximately $202,000. Finally, Calton & Associates Inc. acquired a new position in Kohl's in the fourth quarter worth approximately $202,000.

Kohl's (KSS) traded up $1.78 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $62.90. 2,253,341 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,290,000. 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 52 week low of $35.16 and a 52 week high of $69.14. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,570.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.68, a PEG ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 1.35.

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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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