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Kohl's Corp KSS Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 06, 2023, 4:10 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 34.76
  • Sector Consumer Cyclical
  • Industry Department Stores
  • Investment Style Small Value
  • Day Range 33.38  –  34.75
  • Year Range 23.38  –  63.74
  • Market Cap 3.7995 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 3.0 Mil /  4.1 Mil
  • Price / Sales 0.24
  • Price / Book 0.94
  • Forward Div Yield 5.75%
  • Trailing Div Yield 5.82%

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No-Moat Kohl’s CEO Choice Brings Much-Needed Peace With Macellum; Shares Very Undervalued

David Swartz Senior Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

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In two pieces of separate but related news, Kohl’s announced that interim CEO Tom Kingsbury has assumed the position permanently and that it has signed a standstill agreement with 5%-holder Macellum Capital. We had previously speculated that Macellum might wage a third proxy battle this year (which would have been very costly and potentially damaging), but it is satisfied with Kingsbury’s appointment as Kohl’s CEO. Indeed, Kingsbury originally joined Kohl’s board in 2021 on Macellum’s recommendation. This is not to say that Kohl’s chose him merely to mollify its antagonist shareholder, we believe he is well-qualified, with extensive retail experience that includes more than a decade as narrow-moat Burlington’s CEO. Thus, in our view, he was both a logical and a practical choice.

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Business Description

Kohl’s operates 1,166 department stores in 49 states that sell moderately priced private-label and national brand clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics, and home furnishings. Most of these stores are in strip centers. Kohl’s also operates a large digital sales business. Women’s apparel is Kohl’s largest category, having generated 27% of its 2021 sales. The retailer, headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, opened its first department store in 1962.

N56 W17000 Ridgewood Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051
Industry Department Stores
Employees 99,000

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FAQs for Kohl's Corp Stock

Yes. KSS has a forward dividend yield of 5.75%. See KSS’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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KSS’s market cap is 3.80 Bil.
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KSS’s stock style is Small Value.
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KSS’s price/sales is 0.24.
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KSS’s price/forward earnings is 9.66.
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KSS’s price/book is 0.94.
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KSS’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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