Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) Reveals an Earnings Mystery

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) went down by -1.03% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $59.28. The company’s stock price has collected 3.35% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported 23 hours ago that Kohl’s Cuts Corporate Workforce by 15%

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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 44.56 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for KSS is at 1.61. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 3 analysts out of 18 who provided ratings for Kohl’s Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 11 rated it as “hold,” and 3 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $20.13, which is -$2.07 below the current price. KSS currently public float of 156.08M and currently shorts hold a 18.60% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of KSS was 9.20M shares.

KSS’s Market Performance

KSS stocks went up by 3.35% for the week, with a monthly drop of -1.15% and a quarterly performance of -6.81%, while its annual performance rate touched -56.47%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.43% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.82% for Kohl’s Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 9.12% for KSS stocks with a simple moving average of -19.81% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of KSS

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for KSS stocks, with Gordon Haskett repeating the rating for KSS by listing it as a “Underperform.” The predicted price for KSS in the upcoming period, according to Gordon Haskett is $14 based on the research report published on August 19th of the current year 2020.

UBS, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see KSS reach a price target of $14, previously predicting the value of $17.50. The rating they have provided for KSS stocks is “Sell” according to the report published on July 22nd, 2020.

BofA Securities gave a rating of “ Buy” to KSS, setting the target price at $27 in the report published on July 8th of the current year.

KSS Trading at 8.92% 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 -60.98% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.82%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.43%, as shares sank -1.36% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +10.25% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, KSS rose by +3.35%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -52.13% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $21.18. In addition, Kohl’s Corporation saw -54.60% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at KSS starting from PRISING JONAS, who bought 17,938 shares at the price of $11.15 back on Apr 03. After this action, PRISING JONAS now owns 35,392 shares of Kohl’s Corporation, valued at $200,009 using the latest closing price.

BONEPARTH PETER, the Director of Kohl’s Corporation, bought 10,000 shares at $35.40 during a trade that took place back on Mar 05, which means that BONEPARTH PETER is holding 27,321 shares at $354,024 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for KSS

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +6.07 for the present operating margin
  • +34.63 for the gross margin

The net margin for Kohl’s Corporation stands at +3.46. The total capital return value is set at 11.65, while invested capital returns managed to touch 6.84. Equity return is now at value -2.10, with -0.70 for asset returns.

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Based on Kohl’s Corporation (KSS), the company’s capital structure generated 113.91 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 53.25. Total debt to assets is 42.65, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 5.86. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 107.19.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.61, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.51. The receivables turnover for the company is 907.91 and the total asset turnover is 1.48. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.68.

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