Jefferies Group reiterated their buy rating on shares of Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) in a report issued on Monday morning.

Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 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. Telsey Advisory Group raised shares of Kohl's from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and lifted their price target for the company from $43.00 to $50.00 in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Robert W. Baird raised shares of Kohl's from a neutral rating to an outperform rating and lifted their price target for the company from $46.00 to $47.00 in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $39.00 price target on shares of Kohl's and gave the company a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Kohl's from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Kohl's has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $42.74.

Shares of Kohl's (NYSE KSS) opened at $53.13 on Monday. 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 12 month low of $35.16 and a 12 month high of $53.83. The firm has a market cap of $8,884.09, a P/E ratio of 14.03, a PEG ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 1.24.

Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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 company had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.30 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.80 EPS. The business’s revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Kohl's will post 3.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Investors 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 4.14%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, December 5th. Kohl's’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.36%.

In other Kohl's news, Director Jonas Prising acquired 4,725 shares of Kohl's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was bought at an average price of $42.35 per share, with a total value of $200,103.75. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 8,661 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $366,793.35. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Johnson Financial Group Inc. grew its holdings in Kohl's by 0.3% in the second quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,305 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after purchasing an additional 10 shares during the last quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Kohl's by 1.2% in the second quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 12,892 shares of the company’s stock worth $499,000 after purchasing an additional 158 shares during the last quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Kohl's by 1.5% in the second quarter. Ropes Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 11,717 shares of the company’s stock worth $453,000 after purchasing an additional 175 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans grew its holdings in Kohl's by 3.7% in the second quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 6,870 shares of the company’s stock worth $265,000 after purchasing an additional 245 shares during the last quarter. Finally, WFG Advisors LP grew its holdings in Kohl's by 3.3% in the second quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 9,154 shares of the company’s stock worth $354,000 after purchasing an additional 296 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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