Analyzing Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) By Technical Indicators


As of Friday close, Kohl’s Corporation’s (NYSE:KSS) stock traded at $23.23. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,965,020 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.60 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,545,715, while in the previous 50 days, it was 4,189,242.

Since last month, KSS stock retreated -30.55%. Shares of the company fell to $21.47 on 03/15/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $63.74 was reached on 02/03/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $21.47. Since the beginning of this year, KSS’s stock price has dropped by -8.00% or -$2.02, and marked a new high 15 times. However, the stock has declined by -63.56% since its 52-week high.

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KSS stock investors should be aware that Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 206 days ago on Aug 24. SCHLIFSKE JOHN E., the Director of the company, purchased of 3,413 shares for $29.29 on Aug 24. It resulted in a $99,967 investment by the insider. PRISING JONAS added 10,000 shares at an average price of $29.67 on Aug 23. The insider now owns 60,647 shares following the transaction. On Aug 19, Director BONEPARTH PETER bought 25,000 shares at $30.01 apiece. The transaction was valued at $750,130.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.74. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.15, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.67.

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 October 30, Kohl’s Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 0.10, while its current ratio was 1.20, 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 October 30 was 1.11, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.33. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 36.70% percent. In the year ended October 30, operating margins totaled 6.50%. Based on annual data, KSS earned $6.64 billion in gross profit and brought in $18.1 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 15.70%.

In Kohl’s Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for October 30, it reported total debt of $1.64 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. KSS’s revenue fell -7.97% to $4.28 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $6.02 billion. While analysts expected Kohl’s Corporation to report $0.78 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.82 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 5.10%. The liabilities of Kohl’s Corporation were 10.58 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended October 30, and its total debt was $8.17 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Kohl’s Corporation’s (KSS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 51.83%, the RSI 9-day stood at 22.11% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Kohl’s Corporation price is down by -6.44% percent or -$1.60. At present, KSS shares trade -28.41% below its 20-day simple moving average and -19.76% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -10.89% below its SMA50 and -42.39% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 21.62% and Stochastic coefficient D was 15.59%, while ATR was 1.37. Given the Stochastic reading of 22.54% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 25.92%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.24, while the 14-day reading stands at -2.41.

Analyst Ratings

Goldman launched its rating on Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) to a Sell in a note to investors on January 30, 2023. Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 3 brokerage firms, KSS is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Kohl’s Corporation stock as buy, with 2 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $27.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $18.00 – $38.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) will achieve an average price target of $27.60.


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