Chicago Equity Partners LLC reduced its position in shares of Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) by 11.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 68,320 shares of the company’s stock after selling 9,055 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC’s holdings in Kohl’s were worth $4,532,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in KSS. British Airways Pensions Investment Management Ltd purchased a new position in Kohl’s in the 3rd quarter worth about $11,780,000. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its stake in Kohl’s by 87.0% in the 4th quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 469,361 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,137,000 after purchasing an additional 218,330 shares in the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Kohl’s by 148.9% in the 3rd quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 54,003 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,026,000 after purchasing an additional 32,310 shares in the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp increased its stake in Kohl’s by 31.1% in the 3rd quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp now owns 22,737 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,695,000 after purchasing an additional 5,393 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Hawaiian Bank purchased a new position in Kohl’s in the 3rd quarter worth about $554,000.
A number of brokerages recently weighed in on KSS. OTR Global raised Kohl’s to a “positive” rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. ValuEngine cut Kohl’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Telsey Advisory Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $80.00 price target (down previously from $90.00) on shares of Kohl’s in a research note on Friday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kohl’s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 22nd. Finally, Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price objective on shares of Kohl’s in a research report on Wednesday, November 21st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Kohl’s currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $75.53.
Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 20th. The company reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $4.37 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.36 billion. Kohl’s had a return on equity of 16.06% and a net margin of 4.94%. The firm’s revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.70 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Kohl’s Co. will post 5.54 EPS for the current year.
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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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