Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) President Sona Chawla sold 27,223 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.92, for a total transaction of $2,202,885.16. Following the transaction, the president now owns 253,021 shares in the company, valued at approximately $20,474,459.32. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of NYSE KSS traded up $0.81 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $80.84. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,189,139 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,384,695. Kohl’s Co. has a one year low of $37.97 and a one year high of $82.42. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 1.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69. The firm has a market cap of $13.57 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.24 and a beta of 1.28.

Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 21st. The company reported $1.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.64 by $0.12. Kohl’s had a net margin of 4.79% and a return on equity of 15.55%. The company had revenue of $4.57 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.27 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.24 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Kohl’s Co. will post 5.45 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 26th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 12th will be paid a $0.61 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 11th. This represents a $2.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.02%. Kohl’s’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.23%.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in KSS. Millennium Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Kohl’s by 7,904.4% in the 1st quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,931,723 shares of the company’s stock valued at $192,057,000 after purchasing an additional 2,969,288 shares in the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its stake in shares of Kohl’s by 186.3% in the 1st quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 2,251,147 shares of the company’s stock valued at $147,471,000 after purchasing an additional 1,464,977 shares in the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Kohl’s in the 2nd quarter valued at $90,847,000. Janus Henderson Group PLC raised its holdings in Kohl’s by 230.0% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,786,420 shares of the company’s stock valued at $130,231,000 after buying an additional 1,245,073 shares during the last quarter. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its holdings in Kohl’s by 125.9% during the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,600,722 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,690,000 after buying an additional 891,977 shares during the last quarter.

Several equities analysts recently commented on KSS shares. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Kohl’s in a research note on Friday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kohl’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, May 21st. ValuEngine raised shares of Kohl’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price target on shares of Kohl’s in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on shares of Kohl’s in a research note on Monday, September 3rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $91.00 target price for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $77.20.

Kohl’s Company Profile

Kohl's Corporation operates as an omni-channel retailer in the United States. Its stores and Website offer apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and home products. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 1,158 department stores; a Website Kohls.com; and 12 FILA outlets, and 4 Off-Aisle clearance centers.

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