Analysts Detailing with Profitability Ratio Analysis: Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS)

In active leading trade session, Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) plummeting -1.61% to trade at $39.81. The firm receives analyst recommendation of 2.80 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 1.04%.

Experts’ Critical Views

Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the KSS. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $0.29 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $1.17. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $3.64 as compared to three months ago $3.65.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 54 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 42.55 as compared to current price of 39.81. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 4 analysts in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 14 recommend as HOLD, 1 stands at Underweight and 4 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Hold by the pool of analysts.

Technical Positioning

To find out the technical position of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), it holds price to book ratio of 1.34 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 10.94, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 12.71. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 1.48. KSS is presenting price to cash flow of 6.43 and free cash flow concluded as 6.76.

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -9.90%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 0.25%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 0.37 and price to earning ration of 12.71 attracting passive investors.

Earnings Technical Analysis

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) has price to earnings growth of 1.48, which is a valuation metric for determining relative trade-off among price of a stock. For trailing twelve months, KSS attains gross profit margin of 36.10% and operating margin stands at 6.30% that is showing consistency of trends in firm’s earnings. While to figure out more clear vision, firm’s returns on investment calculated as 8.80%; it gives answer about efficiency of different investments in different securities. The returns on assets of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) also presenting perceptible condition of profitability, it has ROA of 4.10%, the very positive ratio starts from >+15% and very negative hits to <-15%.

The firm has noticeable volatility credentials; price volatility of stock was 2.61% for a week and 3.37% for a month. The performance of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) for the quarter recorded as -32.11% and for year stands at -14.97%, while the YTD performance was -18.29%. The co attains 1.36 for Average True Range for 14 days. The stock price of KSS is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -3.25% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -3.80%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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