Natixis lowered its position in shares of Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) by 69.9% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 96,412 shares of the company’s stock after selling 224,065 shares during the quarter. Natixis’ holdings in Kohl’s were worth $4,584,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. TRUE Private Wealth Advisors purchased a new position in Kohl’s during the second quarter valued at $33,000. Thor Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Kohl’s in the first quarter worth about $50,000. NEXT Financial Group Inc lifted its position in shares of Kohl’s by 1,714.3% in the second quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 1,651 shares of the company’s stock worth $79,000 after buying an additional 1,560 shares in the last quarter. Employers Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Kohl’s in the second quarter worth about $92,000. Finally, Signaturefd LLC lifted its position in shares of Kohl’s by 45.0% in the second quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 2,049 shares of the company’s stock worth $97,000 after buying an additional 636 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.64% of the company’s stock.

NYSE KSS traded up $0.83 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $53.19. 155,767 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,029,455. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.65 and a quick ratio of 0.36. The company has a market cap of $8.13 billion, a PE ratio of 9.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 1.01. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $48.58 and its 200-day simple moving average is $57.37. Kohl’s Co. has a 52 week low of $43.33 and a 52 week high of $83.28.

Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 20th. The company reported $1.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.51 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $4.43 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.25 billion. Kohl’s had a return on equity of 15.94% and a net margin of 3.69%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.76 EPS. On average, research analysts predict that Kohl’s Co. will post 5.23 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 25th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 11th will be given a dividend of $0.67 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 10th. This represents a $2.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.04%. Kohl’s’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 47.86%.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Kohl’s from $50.00 to $51.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 22nd. Jefferies Financial Group reduced their price target on Kohl’s from $100.00 to $95.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 21st. Telsey Advisory Group reduced their price target on Kohl’s from $65.00 to $60.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 21st. Atlantic Securities downgraded Kohl’s from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $42.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, June 4th. Finally, Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target (down from $70.00) on shares of Kohl’s in a report on Wednesday, August 21st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $60.06.

Kohl’s Company Profile

Kohl's Corporation operates as an omni-channel retailer in the United States. Its stores and Website offer apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and home products. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 1,158 department stores; a Website Kohls.com; and 12 FILA outlets, and 4 Off-Aisle clearance centers.

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