Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK increased its holdings in shares of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) by 39.7% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 422,071 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 120,020 shares during the period. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK owned about 0.25% of Kohl’s Corporation worth $16,322,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Botty Investors LLC raised its position in Kohl’s Corporation by 0.8% during the 1st quarter. Botty Investors LLC now owns 11,745 shares of the company’s stock valued at $467,000 after purchasing an additional 95 shares in the last quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc raised its position in Kohl’s Corporation by 0.7% during the 1st quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 17,611 shares of the company’s stock valued at $701,000 after purchasing an additional 114 shares in the last quarter. Northside Capital Management LLC raised its position in Kohl’s Corporation by 1.4% during the 1st quarter. Northside Capital Management LLC now owns 11,316 shares of the company’s stock valued at $450,000 after purchasing an additional 155 shares in the last quarter. Aviance Capital Partners LLC raised its position in Kohl’s Corporation by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Aviance Capital Partners LLC now owns 15,125 shares of the company’s stock valued at $585,000 after purchasing an additional 219 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mason Street Advisors LLC raised its position in Kohl’s Corporation by 1.0% during the 1st quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 24,387 shares of the company’s stock valued at $971,000 after purchasing an additional 246 shares in the last quarter.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on KSS shares. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and set a $43.00 target price (down from $45.00) on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kohl’s Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Vetr lowered Kohl’s Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.78 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $39.00 target price on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $39.00 target price on Kohl’s Corporation and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, June 19th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $42.68.

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Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) opened at 43.38 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $40.05 and its 200 day moving average price is $39.13. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.29 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.10 and a beta of 1.15. Kohl’s Corporation has a 52 week low of $35.16 and a 52 week high of $59.67.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $1.24 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.05. Kohl’s Corporation had a return on equity of 13.16% and a net margin of 3.63%. The company had revenue of $4.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.12 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.22 earnings per share. Kohl’s Corporation’s quarterly revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Kohl’s Corporation will post $3.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th will be paid a $0.55 dividend. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 1st. Kohl’s Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 56.41%.

Kohl’s Corporation Profile

Kohl’s Corporation (Kohl’s) is an operator of department stores. The Company operates approximately 1,154 Kohl’s department stores, a Website (www.Kohls.com), approximately 12 FILA outlets, and approximately three Off-Aisle clearance centers. The Company’s stores and Website sell moderately-priced private label and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Kohl`s Corporation (NYSE:KSS)

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