Kohl’s Corporation (KSS): Finding A Signal Amidst The Noise

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Thu 7 Mar (In 65 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.71 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.98 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 7.20%, a profit margin of 4.90% and a gross margin of 38.90%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Most recently, on November 21st, 2018, Telsey Advisory Group Reiterated a Outperform rating. Before that, on September 4th, 2018, Goldman Initiated to Buy. Telsey Advisory Group Reiterated a Outperform rating on August 22nd, 2018, Wedbush Initiated an Neutral rating on August 10th, 2018, and Citigroup Downgrade a Neutral rating on June 14th, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 164.05M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 10.88B. In the last trading day, 2,748,024 shares of Kohl’s Corporation were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 3.86M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $6.94 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +10.96% and a moving average of 64.39. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$0.76 (which is -1.13%) and the stock’s moving average was 63.38. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of KSS changed by -$4.50 (which is -6.35%) and demonstrated a moving average of 69.63.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 87.73%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 87.73% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 64.55%. Using a similar metric, Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 81.29% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 80.48% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 57.85%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 2.59 over the past 9 days, 2.86 over the past two weeks, and 2.02 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $66.34 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $83.28 and a low of $52.53. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 18,395,694 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 52,315 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 11.03% stake in Kohl’s Corporation (KSS)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) experienced a high price of $66.72 and low point of $65.27. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 66.34 per share, following a gain of $0.21, or 1.97% during the full day.