Acropolis Investment Management LLC reduced its stake in shares of Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) by 26.5% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 2,915 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,052 shares during the period. Acropolis Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Kohl's were worth $158,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in KSS. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acquired a new stake in Kohl's during the 2nd quarter worth about $275,000. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Kohl's by 10.0% during the 2nd quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 10,131 shares of the company’s stock valued at $392,000 after acquiring an additional 925 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Kohl's during the 2nd quarter valued at about $2,267,000. Stephens Inc. AR grew its position in shares of Kohl's by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 24,128 shares of the company’s stock valued at $933,000 after acquiring an additional 513 shares during the period. Finally, WBI Investments Inc. grew its position in shares of Kohl's by 26.0% during the 2nd quarter. WBI Investments Inc. now owns 17,192 shares of the company’s stock valued at $665,000 after acquiring an additional 3,546 shares during the period.

Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) opened at $63.87 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $10,268.45, a PE ratio of 16.21, a P/E/G ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 1.24. Kohl's Co. has a 12 month low of $35.16 and a 12 month high of $65.06. The company has a quick ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by ($0.02). Kohl's had a return on equity of 12.72% and a net margin of 3.47%. The business had revenue of $4.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.30 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.80 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Kohl's Co. will post 4.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th were paid a $0.55 dividend. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 5th. Kohl's’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.36%.

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

A number of research firms have recently commented on KSS. BMO Capital Markets set a $60.00 target price on Kohl's and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded Kohl's from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $60.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Kohl's from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $55.00 target price on Kohl's and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Kohl's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $49.90.

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Kohl's Company 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.

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

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