Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media coverage about Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kohl's earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 44.7673250890138 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Kohl's (NYSE KSS) traded down $0.12 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $48.14. 3,561,097 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,476,506. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.63 and a quick ratio of 0.30. Kohl's has a fifty-two week low of $35.16 and a fifty-two week high of $59.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,110.00, a P/E ratio of 13.30, a PEG ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 1.24.

Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by ($0.02). Kohl's had a return on equity of 12.72% and a net margin of 3.47%. The firm had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.30 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.80 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Kohl's will post 3.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 6th will be given a dividend of $0.55 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.57%. Kohl's’s dividend payout ratio is 58.36%.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. UBS restated a “neutral” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of Kohl's in a report on Monday, August 14th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on shares of Kohl's from $39.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Kohl's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. BMO Capital Markets set a $43.00 target price on shares of Kohl's and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective on shares of Kohl's in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.74.

In other news, Director Jonas Prising acquired 4,725 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $42.35 per share, with a total value of $200,103.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,661 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $366,793.35. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Corporate insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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