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Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) Earns Average Broker Rating Of Hold

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) stock is presently standing at about $39.81 and lots of equity research firms seem to have a target price set on the stock. The median one-year price target of 22 analysts covering the company is $42.50, which suggests the stock could still rise over 6 percent. The highest analyst price target is $65.00, which implies a rally of 37 percent. And a quick view of analyst notes show that 1 are rating the stock a buy while 5 rate KSS a strong buy. There are 13 equity research firms advocating a Hold and 0 consider it Sell.

Susquehanna analysts provided their view on Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) recently. The rating firm issued a Neutral rating to this company in a research note released on Feb 10, 2017. Credit Suisse analysts disclosed their opinion on Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) recently. The rating firm gave a Underperform rating to this stock in a research note published on Jan 18, 2017. According to a research note disclosed on Jan 05, 2017, analysts at Robert W. Baird have lowered their rating on these shares from Outperform to Neutral.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) Transactions Roundup

Several insiders were part of recent insider activity for the stock. Its Director SICA FRANK V sold 14,628 company shares for 619060, in a transaction on 2017-03-02. Following the transaction, the Director is left with a stake of 23,629 shares, currently valued at $940670. Meanwhile, CFO MCDONALD WESLEY S sold 71,582 shares worth $3969220, through a transaction dated 2016-11-14. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider is left with a stake of 88,788 shares, amounting $3534650.28. KSS CFO MCDONALD WESLEY S also sold 27,376 shares, at a stock price of $52.41. This transaction occurred on 2016-11-11 totals $1434780. After this transaction, the insider’s stake stands at 88,788 shares, with a market value of $3534650.

Executives hold 3.04 percent of the stock. Jay H. Baker is one of the biggest insider owners in Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. The insider owns 1,941,194 shares which have current market value of around $77278933.14.John F. Herma is another major inside shareholder in the company. The insider owns 593,702 shares as of 0.34%, currently worth $23635276.62. Arlene Meier is ranked as third insider holder of the stock. This insider holds 482,696 shares with a market value around $19216127.76 as of recent close.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) Earnings Outlook

In Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS)’s latest quarter, EPS moved to $1.44 from $0.80 in preceding quarter and revenues reached at $6,205.00M compared to $4,327.00M. Analysts had expected Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) to post net income of about $1.33 per share on $6,219.11M in revenue. Looking ahead, analysts on average predict that earnings for the current quarter would come in in the range of $0.18 to $0.37. That is compared with the $0.31 in EPS it reported during the same period a year ago.

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