Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) shares shot up 2% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $40.39 and last traded at $40.25, with a volume of 806,606 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $39.47.

A number of brokerages recently commented on KSS. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a research note on Saturday, May 14th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a research note on Saturday, May 14th. MKM Partners reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a research note on Saturday, May 14th. Telsey Advisory Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a research note on Saturday, May 14th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada assumed coverage on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. They set an “underperform” rating and a $42.00 target price on the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Kohl’s Corp. has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $48.40.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $37.64 and a 200-day moving average of $42.72. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.38 billion and a P/E ratio of 13.56.

Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 12th. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $3.97 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.13 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.63 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Kohl’s Corp. will post $3.84 EPS for the current year.

Other institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Oarsman Capital Inc. boosted its position in Kohl’s Corp. by 67.6% in the fourth quarter. Oarsman Capital Inc. now owns 93,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,472,000 after buying an additional 37,877 shares in the last quarter. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. boosted its position in shares of Kohl’s Corp. by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Flippin Bruce & Porter Inc. now owns 109,654 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,223,000 after buying an additional 3,318 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Kohl’s Corp. by 5.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,966,910 shares of the company’s stock valued at $141,330,000 after buying an additional 160,842 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in shares of Kohl’s Corp. by 49.3% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 175,068 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,338,000 after buying an additional 57,770 shares during the period. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its position in shares of Kohl’s Corp. by 15.6% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 88,304 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,204,000 after buying an additional 11,920 shares during the period.

Kohl’s Corporation (Kohl’s) is an operator of department stores. The Company also operates an e-commerce Website (www.Kohls.com). The Company operates over 1,160 department stores in approximately 50 states. The Company sells private label, exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products.

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