VNBTrust National Association acquired a new position in shares of Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 3,917 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $212,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Raymond James Trust N.A. acquired a new position in Kohl's during the third quarter worth $200,000. Keybank National Association OH acquired a new position in Kohl's during the third quarter worth $207,000. Ingalls & Snyder LLC acquired a new position in Kohl's during the third quarter worth $219,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new position in Kohl's during the third quarter worth $221,000. Finally, Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC acquired a new position in Kohl's during the third quarter worth $240,000.

Kohl's Co. (NYSE:KSS) opened at $58.84 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $9,890.00, a PE ratio of 15.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 1.24. Kohl's Co. has a one year low of $35.16 and a one year high of $59.32. 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 (NYSE:KSS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.72 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.30 billion. Kohl's had a return on equity of 12.72% and a net margin of 3.47%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.80 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Kohl's Co. will post 3.77 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 5th. Kohl's’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.36%.

In other Kohl's news, Director Jonas Prising purchased 4,725 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $42.35 per share, for a total transaction of $200,103.75. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 8,661 shares in the company, valued at approximately $366,793.35. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Stephanie A. Streeter sold 4,173 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.85, for a total value of $224,716.05. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 21,960 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,182,546. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

KSS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Gordon Haskett raised Kohl's from a “hold” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Robert W. Baird set a $57.00 price target on Kohl's and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 25th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Kohl's in a report on Monday, December 18th. ValuEngine raised Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.00.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Kohl's (NYSE:KSS)

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