Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) – Stock analysts at Northcoast Research upped their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for Kohl's in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. Northcoast Research analyst K. Szafraniec now anticipates that the company will earn $1.74 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $1.47. Northcoast Research has a “Neutral” rating on the stock.

Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (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 analyst estimates of $4.30 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.80 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of other research analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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 report on Monday, October 16th. Telsey Advisory Group upgraded shares of Kohl's from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the company from $43.00 to $50.00 in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of Kohl's from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the company from $46.00 to $47.00 in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sell” rating on shares of Kohl's in a research report on Sunday, November 12th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $49.90.

Kohl's (KSS) traded up $2.75 during trading on Thursday, reaching $63.87. 7,483,290 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,540,000. The company has a current ratio of 1.63, a quick ratio of 0.30 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 $65.06. The firm has a market cap of $10,730.00, a P/E ratio of 16.94, a PEG ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 1.24.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. VNBTrust National Association acquired a new stake in Kohl's during the 4th quarter worth approximately $212,000. Raymond James Trust N.A. acquired a new stake in Kohl's during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $200,000. Keybank National Association OH acquired a new stake in Kohl's during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $207,000. Ingalls & Snyder LLC acquired a new stake in Kohl's during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $219,000. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in Kohl's during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $221,000.

In other Kohl's news, Director Stephanie A. Streeter sold 4,173 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.85, for a total transaction of $224,716.05. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 21,960 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,182,546. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Jonas Prising bought 4,725 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were bought at an average price of $42.35 per share, for a total transaction of $200,103.75. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 8,661 shares in the company, valued at approximately $366,793.35. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 6th were given a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.44%. Kohl's’s dividend payout ratio is 58.36%.

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Kohl's Company Profile

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.

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

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