Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $39.62, but opened at $40.16. Kohl’s Corp. shares last traded at $41.28, with a volume of 2,290,074 shares.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. Citigroup Inc. restated a “hold” rating on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a research note on Saturday, May 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kohl’s Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. TheStreet lowered Kohl’s Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 12th. Piper Jaffray Cos. restated an “overweight” rating and set a $66.00 price objective on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a research note on Friday, May 20th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a $44.00 price objective on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a research note on Monday, April 25th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Kohl’s Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.40.

The company has a market cap of $7.54 billion and a PE ratio of 13.86. The company has a 50-day moving average of $37.81 and a 200 day moving average of $42.49.

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

Several hedge funds and institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in KSS. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Kohl’s Corp. by 22.7% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 16,299,104 shares of the company’s stock worth $776,326,000 after buying an additional 3,020,689 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Kohl’s Corp. by 155.3% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,068,133 shares of the company’s stock valued at $98,505,000 after buying an additional 1,258,147 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in shares of Kohl’s Corp. by 94.3% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,038,924 shares of the company’s stock valued at $49,484,000 after buying an additional 504,130 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake 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 last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Kohl’s Corp. by 39.3% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 388,454 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,502,000 after buying an additional 109,596 shares during the last quarter.

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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