Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kohl’s Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7553054069221 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on KSS. UBS AG lowered their price target on Kohl’s Corporation from $44.00 to $38.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 12th. BMO Capital Markets set a $43.00 price target on Kohl’s Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. BidaskClub upgraded Kohl’s Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. OTR Global reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up previously from $48.00) on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a report on Friday. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Kohl’s Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.98.

Shares of Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) traded down 2.18% on Friday, reaching $38.64. 7,102,837 shares of the company were exchanged. Kohl’s Corporation has a 52-week low of $35.16 and a 52-week high of $59.67. The company has a market capitalization of $6.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.89 and a beta of 1.16. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $39.64 and a 200-day moving average of $39.37. Kohl’s Corporation also saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Investors purchased 20,293 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 603% compared to the average volume of 2,886 call options.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.05. Kohl’s Corporation had a net margin of 3.63% and a return on equity of 13.16%. The company had revenue of $4.14 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.12 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.22 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Kohl’s Corporation will post $3.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th will be issued a $0.55 dividend. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.69%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 1st. Kohl’s Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 56.41%.

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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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