Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kohl’s Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3682593721848 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) opened at 44.89 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $7.54 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.49 and a beta of 1.15. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $40.72 and a 200 day moving average price of $39.22. Kohl’s Corporation has a 12-month low of $35.16 and a 12-month high of $59.67.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $1.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $4.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.12 billion. Kohl’s Corporation had a return on equity of 13.16% and a net margin of 3.63%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.22 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Kohl’s Corporation will post $3.75 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th will be given a $0.55 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 1st. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.90%. Kohl’s Corporation’s payout ratio is 56.41%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. ValuEngine lowered Kohl’s Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $39.00 price objective on Kohl’s Corporation and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub lowered Kohl’s Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, August 20th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Kohl’s Corporation from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $42.68.

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Kohl’s Corporation 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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