Jefferies Group Research Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Kohl's Co. (KSS)
Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) – Analysts at Jefferies Group raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Kohl's in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. Jefferies Group analyst R. Konik now expects that the company will earn $4.08 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $4.06. Jefferies Group has a “Buy” rating and a $100.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Kohl's’ Q1 2020 earnings at $0.88 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $2.16 EPS and Q3 2020 earnings at $1.42 EPS.
Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last issued 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 net margin of 3.47% and a return on equity of 12.72%. Kohl's’s revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.80 EPS.
Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) opened at $67.54 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $11,347.04, a P/E ratio of 17.92, a P/E/G ratio of 2.49 and a beta of 1.24. Kohl's has a 12 month low of $35.16 and a 12 month high of $67.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.30 and a current ratio of 1.63.
In other Kohl's news, Director Jonas Prising acquired 4,725 shares of the stock in a transaction dated 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 acquisition, the director now owns 8,661 shares in the company, valued at approximately $366,793.35. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Stephanie A. Streeter sold 4,173 shares of the business’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 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. 1.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in KSS. Balyasny Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Kohl's by 28,709.6% in the 2nd quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC now owns 1,667,786 shares of the company’s stock worth $64,493,000 after acquiring an additional 1,661,997 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Kohl's by 34.9% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 5,400,841 shares of the company’s stock worth $208,851,000 after acquiring an additional 1,396,006 shares during the last quarter. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Kohl's in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $46,574,000. Royal Bank of Canada lifted its holdings in shares of Kohl's by 220.4% in the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 460,527 shares of the company’s stock worth $17,810,000 after acquiring an additional 843,101 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Kohl's by 115.2% in the 2nd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,220,851 shares of the company’s stock worth $47,210,000 after acquiring an additional 653,659 shares during 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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