Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) Stock: Can Value Hunters Buy It?

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The trading price of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) closed lower on Tuesday, November 23, closing at $56.18, -2.40% lower than its previous close.

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Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $55.225 and $57.19. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 8.71, while its 5Y monthly beta was 2.19. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $64.80 and a 52-week low of $28.80. Over the past month, the stock has gained 14.51% in value.


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Kohl’s Corporation, whose market valuation is $9.27 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Nov 15, 2021 – Nov 19, 2021. The dividend yield on the company stock is 1.78%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 1.00. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0.61 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $6.1 for 2022 and $6.13 for 2023. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 358.50% this year and 0.50% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $4.26 billion for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $4.15 billion and highs of $4.37 billion. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2022 is $18.56 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by 23.50% over what it did in 2022.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Kohl’s Corporation 1 upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest KSS has a 100% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 50% Sell, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 50% Buy.

A quick review shows that KSS’s price is currently 1.14% off the SMA20 and 8.02% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 52.60, and weekly volatility stands at 6.70%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 4.30%. Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS)’s beta value is currently sitting at 2.17, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 2.55. With analysts defining $50.00-$86.00 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $70.64 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about 11.0% off the estimated low and -53.08% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if KSS’s share price rises to $73.00, which is the median consensus price. At that level, KSS’s share price would be -29.94% below current price.

To see how Kohl’s Corporation stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: KSS stock’s performance was -2.40% in the latest trading, and 81.46% in the past year, while Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has traded 0.21% on the day and positioned 15.55% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Walmart Inc. (WMT) saw its stock close 0.71% higher in the most recent trading session but was down -3.39% in a year. Furthermore, Target Corporation (TGT) showed an increase of 1.88% on the day while its price kept inclining at 40.34% over the past year. Kohl’s Corporation has a P/E ratio of 8.71, compared to Amazon.com Inc.’s 70.00 and Walmart Inc.’s 51.05. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has surged 0.17%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a positive session, up 0.55% on the day.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) indicates that the 3-month average is 3.63 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 5.29 million.

Currently, records show that 152.00 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 1.00% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 92.20%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Aug 30, 2021, stood at 12.4 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 3.45 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 8.24% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in August were down slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 14.22 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 38.07% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.