Media stories about Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kohl's earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.2141143179775 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Kohl's (KSS) traded up $0.90 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $49.78. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,507,211 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,979,143. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.30 and a current ratio of 1.63. Kohl's has a twelve month low of $35.16 and a twelve month high of $59.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,212.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 1.24.

Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by ($0.02). Kohl's had a return on equity of 12.72% and a net margin of 3.47%. The business had revenue of $4.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.30 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.80 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Kohl's will post 3.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th will be paid a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.42%. Kohl's’s payout ratio is 58.36%.

KSS has been the topic of several recent research reports. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $39.00 price target on Kohl's and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub lowered Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, August 20th. ValuEngine upgraded Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Telsey Advisory Group upgraded Kohl's from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price target for the company from $43.00 to $50.00 in a report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Robert W. Baird upgraded Kohl's from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price target for the company from $46.00 to $47.00 in a report on Friday, November 10th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $42.74.

In other Kohl's news, Director Jonas Prising bought 4,725 shares of Kohl's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $42.35 per share, for a total transaction of $200,103.75. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 8,661 shares in the company, valued at approximately $366,793.35. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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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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