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Stock Analysis: Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS)


Kohl’s Corporation trades as part of the consumer cyclical sector and is in the retail apparel and specialty industry. The company CEO is Michelle D. Gass. Kohl’s Corp is an American broadlines retailer. It operates department stores that sell moderately priced exclusive and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty and home products. The company also has an e-commerce platform.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The KSS stock showed a previous change of -0.61% with an open at 70.56 and a close of 69.73. It reached an intraday high of 71.07 and a low of 69.41.

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The stock has a market cap of $11.4b with 163.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 157.0m shares. Trading volume reached 2,214,029 shares compared to its average volume of 3,126,992 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Kohl’s Corporation shares returned -4.23% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 5.93%. Over three months, it changed 4.69%. In one year it has changed 16.31% and within that year its 52-week high was 83.28 and its 52-week low was 57.89. KSS stock is 20.45% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 70.24 and a 50 day moving average of 67.92. Currently KSS stock is trading -0.73% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.84 that ended on 31st of January 2019, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 14.41. Based on 9 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.49. The TTM EPS is 4.45, which comes to a TTM PE of 15.67. Historically, the PE high was 22.20 and the PE low was 9.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 43.61, which is a decrease of -37.46%.

The dividend per share is currently 2.68, which is a dividend yield of 3.84%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 161.86, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 56.92%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.70% of insider ownership and 171.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 25,783,691, which is 15.80% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 7.27. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.77

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.64%, return on assets is 6.20%, profit margin is 4.17%, price-to-sales is 0.60 and price-to-book is 2.06.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 4  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 4  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.