Investors sold shares of Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) on strength during trading on Friday. $76.73 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $93.21 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $16.48 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Kohl’s Corp. had the 20th highest net out-flow for the day. Kohl’s Corp. traded up $0.75 for the day and closed at $44.94

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on KSS shares. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $44.00 price target on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a report on Monday, April 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kohl’s Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. MKM Partners decreased their price objective on shares of Kohl’s Corp. from $49.00 to $44.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Monday, May 9th. TheStreet lowered shares of Kohl’s Corp. to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 26th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Kohl’s Corp. in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.08.

The company has a market cap of $8.26 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.18. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $39.20 and a 200-day moving average price of $41.87.

Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 11th. The company reported $1.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.19. The company had revenue of $4.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.16 billion. Kohl’s Corp.’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.07 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that Kohl’s Corp. will post $3.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 7th will be issued a $0.50 dividend. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.45%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 2nd.

A number of large investors have made changes to their positions in the stock. American International Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Kohl’s Corp. by 9,016.5% in the fourth quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 7,400,584 shares of the company’s stock valued at $352,489,000 after buying an additional 7,319,406 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley raised 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 period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised 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 period. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised 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 period. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake 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.

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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