Equities research analysts at Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) in a research report issued on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. The firm set a “buy” rating and a $91.00 price target on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 10.91% from the stock’s current price.

Several other research analysts have also commented on KSS. Royal Bank of Canada set a $82.00 price target on Kohl’s and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded Kohl’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 13th. MKM Partners raised their price target on Kohl’s to $81.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kohl’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 23rd. Finally, Susquehanna Bancshares restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Kohl’s in a research report on Thursday, June 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $77.20.

KSS stock opened at $82.05 on Monday. 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 $13.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 1.28. Kohl’s has a 52-week low of $37.97 and a 52-week high of $82.22.

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

In related news, insider Richard D. Schepp sold 15,000 shares of Kohl’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.52, for a total value of $1,177,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 161,050 shares in the company, valued at $12,645,646. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Steven A. Burd sold 4,945 shares of Kohl’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.67, for a total value of $379,133.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Cetera Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Kohl’s during the 1st quarter worth about $351,000. Stifel Financial Corp lifted its holdings in Kohl’s by 23.3% during the 1st quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 98,093 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,429,000 after buying an additional 18,552 shares during the last quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. lifted its holdings in Kohl’s by 29.0% during the 2nd quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 59,862 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,364,000 after buying an additional 13,462 shares during the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Kohl’s by 8.7% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 14,492 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,056,000 after buying an additional 1,163 shares during the last quarter. Finally, KBC Group NV lifted its holdings in Kohl’s by 15.9% during the 2nd quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 260,125 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,963,000 after buying an additional 35,599 shares during the last quarter.

About Kohl’s

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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