Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE: KSS) Surprised Bears, Looks Healthy Going Forward.

In the latest trading session, 7.8 million Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 1.86. With the company’s most recent per share price at $22.00 changed hands at -$2.86 or -11.48% at last look, the market valuation stands at $2.44B. KSS’s current price is a discount, trading about -62.59% off its 52-week high of $35.77. The share price had its 52-week low at $17.68, which suggests the last value was 19.64% up since then. When we look at Kohl’s Corp.’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 5.95 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 5.23 million.

Analysts gave the Kohl’s Corp. (KSS) stock a consensus recommendation rating of a Hold, calculated at a mean rating of 2.94. If we narrow down to specifics, the data shows that 3 out of 17 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, with a further 2 assigning it an Overweight rating. Of the remaining, 8 recommended KSS as a Hold, 3 felt it is a Buy and 1 rated the stock as Underweight. Kohl’s Corp.’s EPS for the current quarter is expected to be $0.35.

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Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) trade information

Instantly KSS was in red as seen in intraday trades today. With action -2.93%, the performance over the past five days has been red. The drop to weekly highs of 25.65 on Monday, 11/20/23 subtracted -11.48% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date downside of -12.85%, with the 5-day performance at -2.93% in the red. However, in the 30-day time frame, Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS) is 3.90% up. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 25.73 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 4.13 days.

The consensus price target for the stock as assigned by Wall Street analysts is $24.50, meaning bulls need an upside of 10.2% from its recent market value. According to analyst projections, KSS’s forecast low is $15.00 with $38.00 as the target high. To hit the forecast high, the stock’s price needs a -72.73% plunge from its current level, while the stock would need to tank 31.82% for it to hit the projected low.

Kohl’s Corp. (KSS) estimates and forecasts

Data shows that the Kohl’s Corp. share is performing relatively much better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot 14.19% over the past 6 months, a 1,733.33% in annual growth rate that is considerably higher than the industry average of -25.60%. Moreover, analysts have looked to lower expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2023 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for Kohl’s Corp. will fall -57.30%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit 155.80% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach -2.50% down from the last financial year.

Consensus estimates given by 7 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $3.91 billion. 7 analysts are of the opinion that Kohl’s Corp.’s revenue for the quarter ending Jan 2024 will be $5.79 billion. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at 0.20%.

The 2023 estimates are for Kohl’s Corp. earnings to increase by 1707.17%.

KSS Dividends

Kohl’s Corp. is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report on November 21. The 8.17% annual yield figure for the share gives it an annual dividend of 1.80. It is important to note, however, that the 8.17% dividend yield ratio should serve as a guide only, as you should also take into consideration many other aspects of a company’s operations and fundamentals before making any investment decision.

Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS)’s Major holders

If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 1.95% of Kohl’s Corp. shares while 103.47% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 105.53%. There are 103.47% institutions holding the Kohl’s Corp. stock share, with Blackrock Inc. the top institutional holder. As of Jun 29, 2023, the company held 11.83% of the shares, roughly 13.09 million KSS shares worth $301.83 million.

Vanguard Group Inc holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 10.14% or 11.22 million shares worth $258.73 million as of Jun 29, 2023.

Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Jun 29, 2023 were Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and iShares Core S&P Midcap ETF. With 3.46 million shares estimated at $79.66 million under it, the former controlled 3.12% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, iShares Core S&P Midcap ETF held about 3.12% of the shares, roughly 3.46 million shares worth around $72.5 million.

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