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Is Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS) No Longer A Good Investment?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.04, or 0.21%, to $19.55. The Kohl’s Corporation has recorded 20,624 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Kohl’s Announces More Than $2 Million Donation to American Cancer Society for Cancer Prevention, Screening and Support.

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Stocks Info

KSS belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NYSE while operating in the Department Stores industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $19.51 and fluctuated between $19.59 as its day high and $18.71 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Kohl’s Corporation is $2.35B. A total of 5.57 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 4.57M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, KSS has seen 36 BUY and 25 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 656,364 and the disposition of 98,955 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 95 BUYs and 34 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 971,829 shares during that period but sold 119,389.

In the most recent transaction, Kingsbury Thomas bought 92,500 shares of KSS for 21.82 per share on Mar 29. After the transaction, the Chief Executive Officer now owns 228,993 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 24, SCHLIFSKE JOHN E. bought 3,413 shares at 29.29 per share. KSS shares that Director owns now total 46,937.

Among the insiders who bought shares, PRISING JONAS acquired of 10,000 shares on Aug 23 at a per-share price of $29.67. This resulted in the Director holding 60,647 shares of KSS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, BONEPARTH PETER bought 25,000 shares at $30.01 per share on Aug 19. Company shares held by the Director now total 70,700.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. KSS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/6/2023 when it declared a $0.50 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/21/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/29/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 3/14/2023. The KSS stock dividend was $0.50 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for KSS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $25.23 with high estimates of $38.00 and low estimates of $16.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, KSS has a high of $47.63 and a low of $18.61.

As of this writing, KSS has an earnings estimate of -$0.42 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 13 estimates, with a high estimate of -$0.2 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.68. The company reported an EPS of $0.82 in the last quarter, which was 5.10% higher than expectations of $0.78.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. KSS’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.59B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $6.79B in debt and $3.29B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $34.84, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $4.66B.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for KSS is Buy with a score of 2.92.

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