The Insider Activity Report For Kohl’s Corporation (KSS): Who’s Buying?

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Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$0.41 to close at $27.90, a downside of -1.45 percent. An average of 4,838,220 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.78 in the past week, and it reached a new high 11 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 4,818,490 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 4,453,538.

KSS stock has decreased by -1.20% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $27.40 on 08/30/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/25/22, shares of the company touched a low of $26.07 and a high of $64.38 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 5 times so far this year and lost -43.51% or -$21.49 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -56.66% from the 52-week high.


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Valuation Metrics

Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.44. The stock’s beta is 1.61. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.17, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.78.

The company has a payout ratio of 28.90%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.50 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.25 reported on Monday February 28 2022.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Kohl’s Corporation for the three months ended July 30 was 0.20, and the current ratio was 1.40, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.01 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.08 for the quarter ending July 30. Its gross profit as reported stood at $8.0 billion compared to revenue of $19.43 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended July 30, Kohl’s Corporation had $1.75 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $143.0 million in the quarter, while revenues were shrunk -167.13%. The analyst consensus anticipated Kohl’s Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $1.03 per share, but it turned out to be $1.11, a 7.80% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $472.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $116.64 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 21 September was 38.94%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 43.56%.

As of today, KSS’s price is $28.59 -2.72% or -$0.78 from its 5-day moving average. KSS is currently trading -3.23% lower than its 20-day SMA and -52.86% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -3.63% below the SMA50 and -42.41% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 24.81% and 30.45%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.41. With the 14-day stochastic at 10.26% and the average true range at 1.51, the RSI (14) stands at 42.14%. The stock has reached -0.60 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.65.

Analyst Ratings

Jefferies downgraded Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) to a a Hold rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Buy. The consensus rating for Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 2 brokerage firms advise that investors sell KSS, while 10 suggest investors hold. There are 1 analyst who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 3 others rate it as a “buy”.

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

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $19.00 and $44.00, with a median target of $30.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) stock is $31.00.

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