Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) – Stock analysts at Northcoast Research lifted their Q4 2018 earnings per share estimates for Kohl's in a research report issued on Tuesday. Northcoast Research analyst K. Szafraniec now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $1.74 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.47. Northcoast Research has a “Neutral” rating on the stock.

Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) 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 business had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.30 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.80 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis.

Several other research firms also recently weighed in on KSS. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Kohl's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $55.00 price target on shares of Kohl's and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Guggenheim reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Kohl's in a research note on Wednesday. Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of Kohl's from $65.00 to $69.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Telsey Advisory Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $55.00 price target (up previously from $50.00) on shares of Kohl's in a research note on Tuesday. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kohl's presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.00.

Kohl's (KSS) traded up $2.27 during trading on Thursday, hitting $61.12. 4,860,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,490,000. The company has a quick ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Kohl's has a 1 year low of $35.16 and a 1 year high of $61.16. The company has a market capitalization of $10,270.00, a P/E ratio of 16.21, a PEG ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 1.24.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. VNBTrust National Association acquired a new position in shares of Kohl's during the fourth quarter worth $212,000. Raymond James Trust N.A. acquired a new position in shares of Kohl's during the third quarter worth $200,000. Keybank National Association OH acquired a new position in shares of Kohl's during the third quarter worth $207,000. Ingalls & Snyder LLC acquired a new position in shares of Kohl's during the third quarter worth $219,000. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new position in shares of Kohl's during the third quarter worth $221,000.

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. 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 transaction, the director now directly owns 21,960 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,182,546. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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 3.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 5th. Kohl's’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.36%.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This piece was originally reported by Watch List News and is owned by of Watch List News. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of international copyright laws. The original version of this piece can be viewed at https://www.watchlistnews.com/q4-2018-eps-estimates-for-kohls-co-kss-raised-by-analyst/1803447.html.

About Kohl's

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Kohl's (NYSE:KSS)

Receive News & Ratings for Kohl's Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Kohl's and related companies with Analyst Ratings Network's FREE daily email newsletter.