Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) had its price target hoisted by Citigroup Inc. from $44.00 to $51.00 in a report released on Thursday morning. Citigroup Inc. currently has a buy rating on the stock.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on KSS. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a buy rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on shares of Kohl’s Corporation from $39.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock an underperform rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Cowen and Company reiterated a market perform rating and set a $47.00 price objective (up from $42.00) on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research report on Thursday. BidaskClub cut shares of Kohl’s Corporation from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, Vetr cut shares of Kohl’s Corporation from a hold rating to a sell rating and set a $37.51 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Kohl’s Corporation currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $43.23.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) traded up 2.45% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $46.04. 2,437,098 shares of the stock traded hands. Kohl’s Corporation has a one year low of $35.16 and a one year high of $59.67. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.76 billion, a PE ratio of 11.78 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $40.83 and a 200-day moving average price of $39.25.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $4.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 revenue for the quarter was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.22 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Kohl’s Corporation will post $3.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th were paid a $0.55 dividend. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.84%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 1st. Kohl’s Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 56.41%.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Johnson Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake 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 valued at $128,000 after purchasing an additional 10 shares during the last quarter. Botty Investors LLC boosted its stake 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 valued at $467,000 after purchasing an additional 95 shares during the last quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc boosted its stake 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 valued at $701,000 after purchasing an additional 114 shares during the last quarter. Northside Capital Management LLC boosted its stake 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 valued at $450,000 after purchasing an additional 155 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sentry Investment Management LLC boosted its stake 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 valued at $499,000 after purchasing an additional 158 shares during the last quarter.

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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