Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. Has $4.27 Million Holdings in Kohl’s Co. (KSS)

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Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in Kohl’s Co. (NYSE:KSS) by 5.0% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 64,283 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 3,082 shares during the quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Kohl’s were worth $4,265,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. grew its position in shares of Kohl’s by 26.3% in the 4th quarter. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. now owns 1,010 shares of the company’s stock valued at $67,000 after purchasing an additional 210 shares during the period. CNB Bank grew its position in shares of Kohl’s by 3.1% in the 4th quarter. CNB Bank now owns 7,852 shares of the company’s stock valued at $521,000 after purchasing an additional 236 shares during the period. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Kohl’s by 3.8% in the 4th quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 6,575 shares of the company’s stock valued at $436,000 after purchasing an additional 241 shares during the period. First National Trust Co grew its position in shares of Kohl’s by 9.3% in the 4th quarter. First National Trust Co now owns 3,076 shares of the company’s stock valued at $204,000 after purchasing an additional 262 shares during the period. Finally, Daiwa Securities Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Kohl’s by 4.9% in the 4th quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 6,435 shares of the company’s stock valued at $427,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the period.

Shares of Kohl’s stock opened at $66.24 on Wednesday. Kohl’s Co. has a 12-month low of $57.89 and a 12-month high of $83.28. The company has a market cap of $10.89 billion, a PE ratio of 15.81, a P/E/G ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a current ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 0.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70.

Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 20th. The company reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.96 by $0.02. Kohl’s had a return on equity of 16.06% and a net margin of 4.94%. The company had revenue of $4.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.36 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.70 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities analysts expect that Kohl’s Co. will post 5.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and issued a $82.00 target price on shares of Kohl’s in a research note on Wednesday, November 21st. Credit Suisse Group cut their target price on Kohl’s from $78.00 to $67.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 21st. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $68.00 target price on Kohl’s and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 21st. Bank of America set a $80.00 target price on Kohl’s and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 20th. Finally, OTR Global upgraded Kohl’s to a “positive” rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $75.53.

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Kohl’s Profile

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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