Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) shares traded up 3.9% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $39.50 and last traded at $39.16, with a volume of 3,602,882 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $37.70.

Several research analysts have commented on the company. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a report on Saturday, May 14th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a report on Saturday, May 14th. MKM Partners reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a report on Saturday, May 14th. Telsey Advisory Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a report on Saturday, May 14th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada assumed coverage on Kohl’s Corp. in a report on Tuesday, May 3rd. They set an “underperform” rating and a $42.00 target price on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.38.

The firm has a market cap of $6.99 billion and a PE ratio of 12.85. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $38.75 and a 200 day moving average price of $41.90.

Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 12th. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.06. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.63 earnings per share. The company had revenue of $3.97 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.13 billion. Kohl’s Corp.’s quarterly revenue was down 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Kohl’s Corp. will post $3.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in KSS. Morgan Stanley increased its position in Kohl’s Corp. by 94.3% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,038,924 shares of the company’s stock worth $49,484,000 after buying an additional 504,130 shares during the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. increased its position in Kohl’s Corp. by 91.2% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 48,680 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,319,000 after buying an additional 23,222 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Kohl’s Corp. by 39.3% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 388,454 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,502,000 after buying an additional 109,596 shares during the last quarter. Deere & Co. increased its position in Kohl’s Corp. by 26.2% in the fourth quarter. Deere & Co. now owns 22,174 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,056,000 after buying an additional 4,608 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. increased its position in Kohl’s Corp. by 15.6% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 88,304 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,204,000 after buying an additional 11,920 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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