Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) gapped up before the market opened on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $50.05, but opened at $54.36. Kohl's shares last traded at $56.90, with a volume of 11871105 shares.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Gordon Haskett raised Kohl's from a “hold” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Kohl's in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Robert W. Baird set a $57.00 price target on Kohl's and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 25th. Finally, Citigroup raised their price target on Kohl's from $44.00 to $51.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Kohl's currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.11.

The firm has a market cap of $9,560.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.09, a P/E/G ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.63 and a quick ratio of 0.30.

Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.72 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.30 billion. Kohl's had a return on equity of 12.72% and a net margin of 3.47%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.80 earnings per share. analysts expect that Kohl's Co. will post 3.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th were issued a dividend of $0.55 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 5th. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.87%. Kohl's’s payout ratio is currently 58.36%.

In other news, Director Stephanie A. Streeter sold 4,173 shares of Kohl's stock in a transaction on Friday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.85, for a total value of $224,716.05. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,960 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,182,546. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Jonas Prising purchased 4,725 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was bought at an average price of $42.35 per share, for a total transaction of $200,103.75. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 8,661 shares in the company, valued at approximately $366,793.35. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its holdings in shares of Kohl's by 10.6% in the 3rd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,335,761 shares of the company’s stock valued at $60,977,000 after acquiring an additional 128,330 shares during the period. Shelton Capital Management increased its holdings in shares of Kohl's by 9.3% in the 3rd quarter. Shelton Capital Management now owns 117,387 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,359,000 after acquiring an additional 10,000 shares during the period. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new position in shares of Kohl's in the 3rd quarter valued at $221,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in shares of Kohl's in the 3rd quarter valued at $617,000. Finally, Belpointe Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Kohl's in the 3rd quarter valued at $512,000.

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About Kohl's

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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