News headlines about Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kohl's earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6802022973327 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Kohl’s Donates $1.5 Million to Milwaukee Public Museum – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
- Facts About In Play Stocks – Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Kohl’s Donates $1.5 Million to Milwaukee Public Museum (finance.yahoo.com)
- Kohl's (KSS) Upgraded to “Strong-Buy” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- Thanks to Tax Reform, Retailers With Strong Cash Flows Will Soar – Madison.com (host.madison.com)
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on KSS. Robert W. Baird raised Kohl's from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the company from $46.00 to $47.00 in a report on Friday, November 10th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Kohl's in a report on Monday, December 18th. Northcoast Research began coverage on Kohl's in a report on Friday, December 8th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada raised Kohl's from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $60.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Kohl's from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Kohl's has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $56.91.
Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) traded down $1.24 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $64.37. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,539,694 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,070,000. Kohl's has a 52 week low of $35.16 and a 52 week high of $69.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.30 and a current ratio of 1.63. The company has a market capitalization of $10,810.00, a P/E ratio of 17.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.11 and a beta of 1.35.
In other Kohl's news, Director Stephanie A. Streeter sold 4,173 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.85, for a total value of $224,716.05. Following the transaction, the director now owns 21,960 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,182,546. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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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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