Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS)’s share price traded up 11.9% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $75.91 and last traded at $75.48. 16,020,564 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 366% from the average session volume of 3,438,979 shares. The stock had previously closed at $67.45.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Kohl’s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, March 12th. Telsey Advisory Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $80.00 target price (down from $90.00) on shares of Kohl’s in a report on Friday, January 11th. Atlantic Securities raised Kohl’s from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $71.50 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 6th. Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of Kohl’s in a report on Wednesday, March 13th. Finally, Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of Kohl’s in a report on Tuesday, March 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kohl’s presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $75.58.

The firm has a market capitalization of $11.30 billion, a PE ratio of 13.48, a P/E/G ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 1.77 and a quick ratio of 0.50.

Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 5th. The company reported $2.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.17 by $0.07. Kohl’s had a return on equity of 16.97% and a net margin of 3.95%. The business had revenue of $6.54 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.55 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.87 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts anticipate that Kohl’s Co. will post 6.05 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 3rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 20th were given a $0.67 dividend. This represents a $2.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.55%. This is an increase from Kohl’s’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.61. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, March 19th. Kohl’s’s dividend payout ratio is 47.86%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its position in Kohl’s by 0.3% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 18,645,902 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,390,053,000 after purchasing an additional 47,724 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund lifted its position in Kohl’s by 5,066.0% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 7,708,774 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after purchasing an additional 7,559,552 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in Kohl’s by 13.1% in the fourth quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 5,193,974 shares of the company’s stock worth $344,568,000 after purchasing an additional 599,961 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Kohl’s by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 2,939,284 shares of the company’s stock worth $194,900,000 after purchasing an additional 177,898 shares during the period. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its position in Kohl’s by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 2,681,372 shares of the company’s stock worth $177,388,000 after purchasing an additional 11,119 shares during the period.

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Kohl’s Company Profile (NYSE:KSS)

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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