Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.24

Media coverage about Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kohl’s Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6806344701381 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE KSS) opened at $43.72 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $7,370.32, a P/E ratio of 11.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 1.22. Kohl’s Corporation has a one year low of $35.16 and a one year high of $59.67. 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 Corporation (NYSE:KSS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.72 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.30 billion. Kohl’s Corporation had a return on equity of 12.72% and a net margin of 3.47%. The company’s revenue was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.80 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Kohl’s Corporation will post 3.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.55 per share. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.03%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 5th. Kohl’s Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 58.36%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on KSS. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective (up from $48.00) on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research report on Friday, August 11th. BMO Capital Markets set a $43.00 price objective on shares of Kohl’s Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “sell” rating on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research report on Sunday, November 12th. Instinet restated a “buy” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective (up from $41.00) on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised their price objective on shares of Kohl’s Corporation from $38.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.74.

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In other Kohl’s Corporation news, Director Jonas Prising purchased 4,725 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $42.35 per share, with a total value of $200,103.75. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 8,661 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $366,793.35. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

About Kohl’s Corporation

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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