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Wall Street Pummels Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) After Recent Earnings Report

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) went up by 6.21% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $64.38. The company’s stock price has collected 13.32% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 11/17/22 that Macy’s, Kohl’s Sales Drop as Shoppers Delay Holiday Buying

Is It Worth Investing in Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE :KSS) Right Now?

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 7.62 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for KSS is at 1.64. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 17 who provided ratings for Kohl’s Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 10 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

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KSS currently public float of 108.65M and currently shorts hold a 15.83% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of KSS was 3.95M shares.

KSS’s Market Performance

KSS stocks went up by 13.32% for the week, with a monthly jump of 31.20% and a quarterly performance of 15.44%, while its annual performance rate touched -32.06%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 5.35% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.67% for Kohl’s Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 21.49% for KSS stocks with a simple moving average of -5.78% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of KSS

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for KSS stocks, with Jefferies repeating the rating for KSS by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for KSS in the upcoming period, according to Jefferies is $29 based on the research report published on September 15th of the previous year 2022.

Cowen, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see KSS reach a price target of $35, previously predicting the price at $60. The rating they have provided for KSS stocks is “Market Perform” according to the report published on August 04th, 2022.

Gordon Haskett gave a rating of “Hold” to KSS, setting the target price at $30 in the report published on July 07th of the previous year.

KSS Trading at 15.00% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought KSS to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -49.25% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.67%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.35%, as shares surge +29.49% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +13.36% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, KSS rose by +13.32%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -45.31% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $27.26. In addition, Kohl’s Corporation saw 29.39% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at KSS starting from SCHLIFSKE JOHN E., who purchase 3,413 shares at the price of $29.29 back on Aug 24. After this action, SCHLIFSKE JOHN E. now owns 46,937 shares of Kohl’s Corporation, valued at $99,967 using the latest closing price.

PRISING JONAS, the Director of Kohl’s Corporation, purchase 10,000 shares at $29.67 during a trade that took place back on Aug 23, which means that PRISING JONAS is holding 60,647 shares at $296,694 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for KSS

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +8.65 for the present operating margin
  • +36.83 for the gross margin

The net margin for Kohl’s Corporation stands at +4.83. Equity return is now at value 12.50, with 3.60 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.53.

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