Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.30

News headlines about Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kohl’s Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.9157217087542 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) opened at 42.32 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $43.22 and its 200-day moving average price is $39.90. Kohl’s Corporation has a 52-week low of $35.16 and a 52-week high of $59.67. The stock has a market cap of $7.13 billion, a PE ratio of 10.83 and a beta of 1.19.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.19 by $0.05. Kohl’s Corporation had a return on equity of 13.16% and a net margin of 3.63%. The business had revenue of $4.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.12 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.22 earnings per share. Kohl’s Corporation’s revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Kohl’s Corporation will post $3.76 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th were issued a dividend of $0.55 per share. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.20%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 1st. Kohl’s Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 56.41%.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. UBS AG reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a report on Monday, August 14th. Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on Kohl’s Corporation from $39.00 to $44.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Kohl’s Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. BMO Capital Markets set a $43.00 target price on Kohl’s Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $43.00 target price on shares of Kohl’s Corporation in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $42.90.

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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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