Kohl’s Co. (KSS) Insider Sells $1,177,800.00 in Stock

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Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) insider Richard D. Schepp sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.52, for a total transaction of $1,177,800.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 161,050 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,645,646. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

NYSE KSS opened at $74.00 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $12.37 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.63, a P/E/G ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 1.27. Kohl’s Co. has a fifty-two week low of $35.33 and a fifty-two week high of $79.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 1.76 and a quick ratio of 0.44.

Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 22nd. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $3.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.96 billion. Kohl’s had a return on equity of 14.28% and a net margin of 4.46%. Kohl’s’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.39 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Kohl’s Co. will post 5.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 27th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 13th will be issued a $0.61 dividend. This represents a $2.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 12th. Kohl’s’s dividend payout ratio is presently 58.23%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on KSS. Citigroup downgraded shares of Kohl’s from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Thursday. Robert W. Baird boosted their target price on Kohl’s from $73.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, June 8th. Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Kohl’s in a report on Friday, June 8th. Susquehanna Bancshares reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Kohl’s in a report on Thursday, June 7th. Finally, Deutsche Bank boosted their target price on Kohl’s from $65.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 7th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $64.73.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Kohl’s by 191.4% during the 4th quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 250,815 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,602,000 after buying an additional 164,753 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Kohl’s by 16.1% during the 4th quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 109,738 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,951,000 after buying an additional 15,194 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its stake in shares of Kohl’s by 5.4% during the 4th quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 44,875 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,433,000 after buying an additional 2,314 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its stake in shares of Kohl’s by 3.1% during the 4th quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 33,121 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,796,000 after buying an additional 1,010 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Kohl’s by 9.9% during the 4th quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 853,657 shares of the company’s stock valued at $46,294,000 after buying an additional 77,020 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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