Stock On Watch: Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS) Move Up as Institutional Investors’ Sentiment Up

November 25, 2016 - By Ruchi Gupta   ·   0 Comments

Stock On Watch: Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS) Move Up as Institutional Investors' Sentiment  Up

Sentiment for Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS)

Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS) institutional sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.07, from 1.07 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 249 investment managers increased or started new equity positions, while 232 sold and decreased their equity positions in Kohls Corp. The investment managers in our partner’s database now hold: 167.65 million shares, down from 178.57 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment managers holding Kohls Corp in their top 10 equity positions decreased from 9 to 4 for a decrease of 5. Sold All: 74 Reduced: 158 Increased: 185 New Position: 64.

Kohl’s Corporation is an operator of department stores. The company has a market cap of $9.82 billion. The Firm also operates an e-commerce Website (www.Kohls.com). It has a 16.83 P/E ratio. The Firm operates over 1,160 department stores in approximately 50 states.

The stock decreased 1.30% or $0.72 during the last trading session, hitting $54.81. About 1.50M shares traded hands. Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) has risen 22.15% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.74% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) to report earnings on February, 23 before the open. They expect $1.63 earnings per share, up 3.16% or $0.05 from last year’s $1.58 per share. KSS’s profit will be $292.04 million for 8.41 P/E if the $1.63 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.80 actual earnings per share reported by Kohl’s Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 103.75% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Kohl’s Corporation operates family oriented, specialty department stores primarily in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast areas of the United States that feature quality, national brand merchandise priced to provide exceptional value to customers. The company’s stores sell moderately priced apparel, shoes, accessories and home products targeted to middle-income customers shopping for their families and homes. Kohl’s stores feature easily accessible locations, well laid out stores, central checkout and good in-stock.”

Athena Global Investors Llc holds 5.06% of its portfolio in Kohl’s Corporation for 86,643 shares. Hutchinson Capital Management Ca owns 397,912 shares or 4.58% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Csat Investment Advisory L.P. has 3.44% invested in the company for 43,165 shares. The Ohio-based Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management Inc has invested 2.91% in the stock. Loudon Investment Management Llc, a New Hampshire-based fund reported 84,259 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 1 buying transaction, and 2 sales for $5.38 million net activity.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 41% of Kohl’s Corporation’s analysts are positive. Out of 17 Wall Street analysts rating Kohl’s Corporation, 7 give it “Buy”, 3 “Sell” rating, while 7 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $37 while the high is $75. The stock’s average target of $47.93 is -12.55% below today’s ($54.81) share price. KSS was included in 39 notes of analysts from August 6, 2015. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Saturday, August 15 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 10 by M Partners. The company was maintained on Friday, May 13 by Telsey Advisory Group. The company was initiated on Friday, September 30 by Guggenheim. As per Friday, August 14, the company rating was maintained by M Partners. RBC Capital Markets maintained Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) rating on Friday, May 13. RBC Capital Markets has “Underperform” rating and $37 price target. On Friday, February 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Underweight”. As per Friday, August 12, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The rating was downgraded by M Partners on Thursday, February 4 to “Neutral”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, October 16 report.

KSS Company Profile

Kohl’s Corporation (Kohl’s), incorporated on March 23, 1993, is an operator of department stores. The Firm also operates an e-commerce Website (www.Kohls.com). The Firm operates over 1,160 department stores in approximately 50 states. The Firm sells private label, exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products. The Company’s Website includes merchandise, which is available in its stores, as well as merchandise, which is available only on-line.

More important recent Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “BRIEF-Kohl’s corporation reports third quarter financial results” on November 10, 2016, also Investorplace.com published article titled: “Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) Stock Is Shopped Back to Life”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Kohl’s: Strong Inventory Management, Localization Progress” on November 21, 2016. More interesting news about Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) was released by: Schaeffersresearch.com and their article: “Chico’s FAS, Inc., Kohl’s Corporation Take Off on Citi’s Trump Thesis” with publication date: November 14, 2016.

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