Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy Kohls Corporation stock

Own Kohls Corporation stock in just a few minutes.

Kohl's Corporation is a department stores business based in the US. Kohls Corporation shares (KSS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kohls Corporation employs 110,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Kohls Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – KSS – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Kohls Corporation share price

Use our graph to track the performance of KSS stocks over time.

Kohls Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$15.25 - $63.72
50-day moving average $59.51
200-day moving average $43.70
Wall St. target price$62.21
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.704 (1.16%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.56

Buy Kohls Corporation shares from these brokerages

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
Name Product Stock trade fee Asset types Option trade fee Annual fee Signup bonus
Robinhood
$0
Stocks, Options, ETFs
$0
0%
Free stock (chosen randomly with a value anywhere between $2.50 and $200)
Sign up using the "go to site" link
Make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial.
Interactive Brokers
$0
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Mutual funds, ETFs, Currencies
$0 + $0.65/contract, $1 minimum
0%
N/A
IBKR Lite offers $0 commissions, and IBKR Pro offers advanced tools for professional traders.
Sofi Invest
$0
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
N/A
0%
Get one free stock worth up to $1,000
Open an account
A free way to invest in stocks, ETFs and crypto.
Webull
$0
Stocks, Options, ETFs
$0
0%
Get one free stock valued between $2.50 and $250 when you open an account, one more with a deposit
Open an account
Margin financing rates start at 3.99%. No monthly subscription fees for margin.
Public
$0
Stocks, ETFs
N/A
$0 per month
N/A
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

*Signup bonus information updated weekly.

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Is it a good time to buy Kohls Corporation stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

Is Kohls Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Kohls Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kohls Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Kohls Corporation's PEG ratio

Kohls Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 20.277. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Kohls Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Kohls Corporation's EBITDA

Kohls Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $889 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Kohls Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Kohls Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $16 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.09%
Gross profit TTM $5.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.06%
Return on equity TTM -3.06%
Profit margin -1.02%
Book value $32.89
Market capitalisation $9.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Kohls Corporation shares

There are currently 11.2 million Kohls Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Kohls Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% up from 11.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Kohls Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Kohls Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Kohls Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kohls Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kohls Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 3.1 million). Kohls Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.67. In other words for every 100,000 Kohls Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3670 shares are currently held short.

However Kohls Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kohls Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kohls Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kohls Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kohls Corporation shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0721% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kohls Corporation shares, roughly 72 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Kohls Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Kohls Corporation stock.

Kohls Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Kohls Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Kohls Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 9.87

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Kohls Corporation's overall score of 9.87 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Kohls Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Kohls Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.43/100

Kohls Corporation's social score

Social score: 5.23/100

Kohls Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 4.21/100

Kohls Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Kohls Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Kohls Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Kohl's Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 9.87
Total ESG percentile 3.44
Environmental score 0.43
Social score 5.23
Governance score 4.21
Level of controversy 2

Kohls Corporation share dividends

13%

Dividend payout ratio: 12.56% of net profits

Recently Kohls Corporation has paid out, on average, around 12.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kohls Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kohls Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.704 per share.

While Kohls Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Kohls Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Kohls Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Kohls Corporation's shares ever split?

Kohls Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 April 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kohls Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kohls Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Kohls Corporation's share price.

Kohls Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Kohls Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.2493 up to $63.72. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KSS.US volatility(beta: 2.22)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kohls Corporation's is 2.2201. This would suggest that Kohls Corporation's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Kohls Corporation overview

Kohl's Corporation operates as a retail company in the United States. It offers branded apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and home products through its stores and website. The company provides its products primarily under the brand names of Apt. 9, Croft & Barrow, Jumping Beans, SO, and Sonoma Goods for Life, as well as Food Network, LC Lauren Conrad, and Simply Vera Vera Wang. As of January 30, 2021, it operated 1,162 Kohl's stores; a website www. Kohls. com; and 12 FILA outlets.

Frequently asked questions

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder.com provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and finder.com Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on finder.com are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site