Kohl's (NYSE:KSS)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Jefferies Group in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. They currently have a $100.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 48.06% from the stock’s previous close. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Kohl's’ FY2018 earnings at $4.08 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.88 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $2.16 EPS and Q3 2020 earnings at $1.42 EPS.

KSS has been the topic of several other reports. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $61.00 target price on shares of Kohl's in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Telsey Advisory Group reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $55.00 target price (up from $50.00) on shares of Kohl's in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Cowen reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $47.00 target price (up from $42.00) on shares of Kohl's in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. MKM Partners set a $48.00 target price on shares of Kohl's and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.10.

Shares of Kohl's (NYSE KSS) opened at $67.54 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.30 and a current ratio of 1.63. Kohl's has a one year low of $35.16 and a one year high of $67.55. The stock has a market cap of $11,350.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 1.24.

Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.72 by ($0.02). Kohl's had a net margin of 3.47% and a return on equity of 12.72%. The firm had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.30 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.80 earnings per share. Kohl's’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Kohl's will post 4.07 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Kohl's news, Director Jonas Prising acquired 4,725 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $42.35 per share, for a total transaction of $200,103.75. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 8,661 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $366,793.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Stephanie A. Streeter sold 4,173 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 sale, the director now owns 21,960 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,182,546. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of KSS. Balyasny Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Kohl's by 28,709.6% in the second quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC now owns 1,667,786 shares of the company’s stock worth $64,493,000 after purchasing an additional 1,661,997 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in Kohl's by 34.9% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 5,400,841 shares of the company’s stock worth $208,851,000 after purchasing an additional 1,396,006 shares in the last quarter. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. bought a new stake in Kohl's in the third quarter worth $46,574,000. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its holdings in Kohl's by 220.4% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 460,527 shares of the company’s stock worth $17,810,000 after purchasing an additional 843,101 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its holdings in Kohl's by 115.2% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,220,851 shares of the company’s stock worth $47,210,000 after purchasing an additional 653,659 shares in the last quarter.

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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.

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