Media coverage about Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kohl's earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5753207120676 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Kohl's (KSS) traded down $0.35 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $61.12. 3,620,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,270,000. The company has a quick ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The stock has a market cap of $10,270.00, a P/E ratio of 16.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 1.35. Kohl's has a 1-year low of $35.16 and a 1-year high of $69.14.

Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $4.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.30 billion. Kohl's had a net margin of 3.47% and a return on equity of 12.72%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.80 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Kohl's will post 4.08 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on KSS shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kohl's from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “sell” rating on shares of Kohl's in a report on Sunday, November 12th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $55.00 target price on shares of Kohl's and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Citigroup raised their target price on shares of Kohl's from $65.00 to $69.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $56.19.

In other Kohl's news, Director Jonas Prising bought 4,725 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $42.35 per share, with a total value of $200,103.75. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,661 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $366,793.35. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Stephanie A. Streeter sold 4,173 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.85, for a total transaction of $224,716.05. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,960 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,182,546. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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Kohl's 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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