Looking To Buy Kohl’s Corporation (KSS)? Read This First

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) saw an upside of 1.15% to $44.95 after adding $0.51 on Tuesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 3,761,389 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $47.90 in the past week. An average of 3,825,857 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,562,743.

KSS’s 1-month performance is -14.16% or -$6.49 on its low of $43.67 reached on 10/12/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $19.34 and high of $64.80, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 05/18/21. YTD, KSS has achieved 9.22% or $4.59. However, the current price is down -30.63%% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 58.84 and a low of 2.622. KSS stock has a beta of 2.23. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.37 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.29, with the price to cash flow ratio at 2.94.

Kohl’s Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share. Its dividend yield is 2.23% and the payout ratio is 10.50%. KSS’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 22, when it paid $0.25 a share compared with prior rate of $0.25, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company latest dividend decrease of $0.4540 reported on Wednesday March 3 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by -68.00% yearly.

It is projected that Kohl’s Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 10-Dec. KSS is expected to distribute $0.25 as its next dividend.

Kohl’s Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended July 30 was 0.90, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.70 meaning that KSS stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending July 30 was 0.73, while the total debt to equity was 0.75. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 39.90%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 6.51% while for the period ending July 30; Kohl’s Corporation’s operating margin was 5.30%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $5.59 billion against revenue of $15.96 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending July 30 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected KSS to announce $1.21 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $2.48, representing a 105.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $780.0 million. KSS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending July 30 shows that total liabilities totaled 10.29 billion, with total debt at $6.61 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $150.53 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 31.55% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 72.10%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $45.72, reflecting a -5.17% or -$2.47 change from its current price. KSS is currently trading -12.20% above its 20-day SMA, -16.33% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -9.85% and +16.37% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 5.12% and 4.95% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.08. The RSI (14) points at 33.96%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 12.24% with the period’s ATR at 2.11. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -1.52 and -4.42 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS), BofA Securities downgraded it to an Underperform rating. They previously had a Buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for KSS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate KSS as a “sell,”, while 7 advise that investors “Hold.” 2 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 6 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is KSS’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $48.00 and a high of $80.00, with their median price target at $66.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) stock is $65.07.


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