Is Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) Stock Cheap Or Risky?

As of Friday close, Kohl’s Corporation’s (NYSE:KSS) stock was up $0.53, moving up 1.77 percent to $30.55. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,864,560 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.41 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,614,020, while in the previous 50 days, it was 5,638,254.

Since last month, KSS stock rose 8.10%. Shares of the company fell to $26.07 on 07/27/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $64.38 was reached on 01/25/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $26.07. Since the beginning of this year, KSS’s stock price has dropped by -38.15% or -$18.84, and marked a new high 5 times. However, the stock has declined by -52.55% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) has a P/E ratio of about 4.71. The stock’s beta is 1.67. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.19, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.87, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 6.12 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.50 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.50. On Monday February 28 2022, a $0.25 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended April 29, Kohl’s Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 0.30, while its current ratio was 1.40, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending April 29 was 0.97, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.03. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 41.10% percent. In the year ended April 29, operating margins totaled 7.70%. Based on annual data, KSS earned $8.0 billion in gross profit and brought in $19.43 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 13.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 19.50%.

In Kohl’s Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for April 29, it reported total debt of $1.75 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. KSS’s revenue fell -4.63% to $6.5 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $3.71 billion. While analysts expected Kohl’s Corporation to report $0.7 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.11 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -84.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $282.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Kohl’s Corporation were 10.8 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended April 29, and its total debt was $7.2 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $128.46 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Kohl’s Corporation’s (KSS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 70.47%, the RSI 9-day stood at 54.13% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Kohl’s Corporation price is up by +4.84% percent or $1.41. At present, KSS shares trade +4.73% above its 20-day simple moving average and -43.37% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -15.56% below its SMA50 and -35.19% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 85.62% and Stochastic coefficient D was 79.07%, while ATR was 1.57. Given the Stochastic reading of 85.50% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 47.94%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.55, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.19.

Analyst Ratings

Kohl’s Corporation downgraded its rating on Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) to a Market perform in a note to investors on August 04, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, KSS is a sell, and 8 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Kohl’s Corporation stock as buy, with 2 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $30.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $19.00 – $45.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) will achieve an average price target of $32.23.


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