Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) saw some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Traders acquired 20,293 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 603% compared to the typical daily volume of 2,886 call options.

Several research analysts have recently commented on KSS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Kohl’s Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Gordon Haskett started coverage on Kohl’s Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, May 9th. They issued a “reduce” rating and a $35.00 price objective on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research note on Sunday, July 30th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective (down previously from $52.00) on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a research note on Sunday, May 14th. Finally, Vetr downgraded Kohl’s Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.78 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $42.98.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in KSS. Johnson Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Kohl’s Corporation by 0.3% in the second quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,305 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after buying an additional 10 shares during the last quarter. Altfest L J & Co. Inc. boosted its position in shares of Kohl’s Corporation by 1.2% in the first quarter. Altfest L J & Co. Inc. now owns 5,732 shares of the company’s stock worth $228,000 after buying an additional 66 shares during the last quarter. Botty Investors LLC boosted its position in shares of Kohl’s Corporation by 0.8% in the first quarter. Botty Investors LLC now owns 11,745 shares of the company’s stock worth $467,000 after buying an additional 95 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its position in shares of Kohl’s Corporation by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 6,195 shares of the company’s stock worth $305,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BLB&B Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Kohl’s Corporation by 1.2% in the first quarter. BLB&B Advisors LLC now owns 8,250 shares of the company’s stock worth $328,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter.

Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) opened at 38.64 on Friday. Kohl’s Corporation has a 12-month low of $35.16 and a 12-month high of $59.67. The stock has a market cap of $6.59 billion, a PE ratio of 11.19 and a beta of 1.16. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $39.64 and its 200 day moving average price is $39.37.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.19 by $0.05. Kohl’s Corporation had a return on equity of 13.29% and a net margin of 3.25%. The business had revenue of $4.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.12 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.22 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Kohl’s Corporation will post $3.71 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th will be issued a dividend of $0.55 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 1st. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.69%. Kohl’s Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 64.14%.

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Kohl’s Corporation Company Profile

Kohl’s Corporation (Kohl’s) is an operator of department stores. The Company operates approximately 1,154 Kohl’s department stores, a Website (www.Kohls.com), approximately 12 FILA outlets, and approximately three Off-Aisle clearance centers. The Company’s stores and Website sell moderately-priced private label and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products.

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