Rothschild Investment Has Decreased Its Kohls (KSS) Holding as Market Value Declined; Omers Administration Has Trimmed Its Microsoft (MSFT) Position as Share Price Rose

December 8, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Rothschild Investment Corp decreased its stake in Kohls Corp (KSS) by 34.92% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Rothschild Investment Corp sold 18,210 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.79% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 33,940 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.31 million, down from 52,150 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Rothschild Investment Corp who had been investing in Kohls Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.21 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.54% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $48.88. About 3.99M shares traded. Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) has risen 7.16% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.54% the S&P500.

Omers Administration Corp decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 13.59% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Omers Administration Corp sold 179,479 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.14M shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $78.63M, down from 1.32M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Omers Administration Corp who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $636.38B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $82.49. About 23.18 million shares traded or 12.87% up from the average. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Rothschild Investment Corp, which manages about $1.10B and $880.81M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Covanta Holdings Cp (NYSE:CVA) by 26,350 shares to 127,300 shares, valued at $1.68 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Poplar Forest Partners Institu (IPFPX) by 11,533 shares in the quarter, for a total of 288,284 shares, and has risen its stake in Hanes Brands Inc Com (NYSE:HBI).

Analysts await Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $1.45 earnings per share, up 0.69% or $0.01 from last year’s $1.44 per share. KSS’s profit will be $243.60 million for 8.43 P/E if the $1.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.70 actual earnings per share reported by Kohl's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 107.14% EPS growth.

More notable recent Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Why You Should Stay Away From Kohl’s Corporation Stock” on November 22, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Kohl’s Corporation Shares Were Slipping Today” published on November 09, 2017, Investorplace.com published: “Get Credit Toward Your Kohl’s Corporation Stock Purchase” on December 07, 2017. More interesting news about Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Kohl’s Remains The Best Pick In The Department Stores Segment” published on November 15, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Kohl’s: Finding A Place In Retail’s Future” with publication date: November 28, 2017.

Among 24 analysts covering Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), 9 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Kohl’s Corporation has $75 highest and $31 lowest target. $42.45’s average target is -13.15% below currents $48.88 stock price. Kohl’s Corporation had 77 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Telsey Advisory Group with “Outperform” on Friday, May 13. Piper Jaffray maintained Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) rating on Wednesday, October 18. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $37.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Miller Tabek given on Thursday, March 31. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 20 with “Buy”. M Partners downgraded Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) rating on Thursday, February 4. M Partners has “Neutral” rating and $47 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) rating on Thursday, August 10. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $4300 target. The rating was downgraded by Telsey Advisory Group on Thursday, January 5 to “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by M Partners with “Buy” on Friday, August 14. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $45 target in Friday, May 13 report. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of KSS in report on Friday, November 11 with “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.86 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.83 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 64 investors sold KSS shares while 164 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 176.27 million shares or 1.84% less from 179.58 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Amica Mutual Ins reported 14,242 shares stake. Metropolitan Life Insurance has invested 0.02% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). First Natl Tru Communications invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Moreover, Hills Commercial Bank Communication has 0.5% invested in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) for 40,217 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans reported 6,870 shares. Utah Retirement accumulated 0.03% or 31,394 shares. 778,261 are held by Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Limited. First Personal Finance Svcs holds 0% of its portfolio in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) for 60 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.07% invested in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) for 298,111 shares. Lsv Asset holds 0.43% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) or 6.30M shares. The Alabama-based Fjarde Ap has invested 0.03% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Kwmg has invested 0.51% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Brown Advisory Inc holds 0% or 5,686 shares in its portfolio. Andra Ap owns 55,900 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.02, from 0.84 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 703 raised stakes. 5.53 billion shares or 0.72% more from 5.49 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Copeland Capital Management Limited Company has invested 0.01% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ckw Fincl Gru has 2,220 shares. San Francisco Sentry (Ca) accumulated 42,501 shares or 1.04% of the stock. Pioneer Trust Financial Bank N A Or stated it has 3.42% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Pictet Asset Mngmt Limited has 1.18% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 5.48 million shares. Oak Ridge Invs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.2% or 547,838 shares. Cambridge Tru owns 555,511 shares. Tiger Mngmt Lc holds 4.96% or 365,840 shares. Wills Fincl Gp invested in 2.25% or 44,005 shares. Boys Arnold owns 66,218 shares. Sector Pension Board invested in 880,615 shares or 0.53% of the stock. Redwood Invests Ltd Llc invested 0% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Moreover, Davenport Company Ltd Liability Company has 0% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Wetherby Asset Mngmt has 2.41% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 205,288 shares. Fragasso Grp Inc holds 40,052 shares.

Among 35 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 29 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Microsoft Corporation had 135 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets initiated Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, January 8 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, June 14 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, June 14, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Bernstein with “Buy” on Wednesday, September 27. On Monday, November 27 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, January 27. Wunderlich maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) on Friday, January 29 with “Hold” rating. On Sunday, September 17 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 7 by Credit Suisse.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.86 EPS, up 3.61% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.83 per share. MSFT’s profit will be $6.63B for 23.98 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.84 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.38% EPS growth.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Further to Fall” on December 05, 2017, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Is Microsoft Corporation Seeing a Top in Facebook and Selling $240M Stake?” published on November 17, 2017, Investorplace.com published: “Why Microsoft Corporation Stock Is More Reliable than Apple Inc. Stock” on November 27, 2017. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “This is Definitely Not Bill Gates’ Microsoft Corporation” published on December 06, 2017 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft Corporation Stock is Everything IBM Once Was… and More” with publication date: November 10, 2017.

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