As Kohls (KSS) Share Value Rose, Shareholder Gradient Investments Lowered Its Position by $9.22 Million; Home Depot (HD) Holder Ntv Asset Management Has Lowered Its Position

April 23, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Gradient Investments Llc decreased its stake in Kohls Corp (KSS) by 99.37% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gradient Investments Llc sold 170,780 shares as the company’s stock rose 17.03% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1,087 shares of the department and specialty retail stores company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $59,000, down from 171,867 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gradient Investments Llc who had been investing in Kohls Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.82B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.89% or $1.74 during the last trading session, reaching $58.38. About 4.52M shares traded or 17.67% up from the average. Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) has risen 67.20% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 55.65% the S&P500.

Ntv Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 14.77% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ntv Asset Management Llc sold 1,750 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.15% with the market. The institutional investor held 10,098 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.91 million, down from 11,848 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ntv Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $204.04 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.04% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $177.01. About 5.01 million shares traded. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 18.94% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.39% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) to report earnings on May, 10. They expect $0.49 EPS, up 25.64% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.39 per share. KSS’s profit will be $82.44 million for 29.79 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.87 actual EPS reported by Kohl's Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -73.80% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 0.94 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 31 investors sold KSS shares while 178 reduced holdings. 93 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 165.73 million shares or 5.45% less from 175.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Deutsche Bancorp Ag reported 0.03% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Aimz Advsrs Lc has 1.41% invested in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) for 34,620 shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Natixis reported 289,584 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Srb Corporation invested 0.03% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Zeke Ltd Llc stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Palisade Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.08% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). 274,251 are held by Advisors Asset Mngmt. Brown Brothers Harriman & Com owns 0% invested in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) for 21 shares. North Star Asset Mngmt Inc accumulated 13,391 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Ftb has 103,713 shares for 0.54% of their portfolio. Arizona State Retirement System, a Arizona-based fund reported 42,712 shares. Kentucky Retirement Systems reported 0.04% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Piedmont Advisors Limited Liability Company has 0.08% invested in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) for 72,990 shares. Paragon Mgmt Limited reported 6,395 shares.

Since March 6, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $20.58 million activity. Another trade for 18,340 shares valued at $1.22M was made by WATSON STEPHEN E on Thursday, April 5. Shares for $496,350 were sold by BONEPARTH PETER on Tuesday, March 6. MANSELL KEVIN sold 151,194 shares worth $9.70M.

Gradient Investments Llc, which manages about $696.72M and $1.73B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) by 12,795 shares to 128,741 shares, valued at $7.34 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ing Groep N V (NYSE:ING) by 19,269 shares in the quarter, for a total of 89,641 shares, and has risen its stake in Claymore Exchange Trd Fd Tr (BSJL).

Among 29 analysts covering Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Kohl’s Corporation had 108 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Friday, August 12. Piper Jaffray maintained Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) on Thursday, March 1 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 28 by Credit Suisse. Susquehanna initiated Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) on Friday, February 10 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup to “Buy” on Monday, November 14. The stock has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, August 10. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, January 12. As per Friday, August 12, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, November 15 by Buckingham Research. The stock of Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) earned “Neutral” rating by M Partners on Thursday, February 4.

Analysts await The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) to report earnings on May, 15. They expect $2.08 earnings per share, up 24.55% or $0.41 from last year’s $1.67 per share. HD’s profit will be $2.40B for 21.28 P/E if the $2.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.69 actual earnings per share reported by The Home Depot, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 23.08% EPS growth.

Ntv Asset Management Llc, which manages about $359.18 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (EEM) by 45,385 shares to 133,953 shares, valued at $6.31 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Since December 7, 2017, it had 2 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $36.57 million activity. On Thursday, February 22 Campbell Ann Marie sold $7.02M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) or 37,680 shares. Roseborough Teresa Wynn sold 10,916 shares worth $1.97M. The insider Menear Craig A sold 113,687 shares worth $20.89M. $7.58 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) shares were sold by Carey Matt. BRENNEMAN GREGORY D also bought $3.00M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, March 21. 6,650 shares were bought by CODINA ARMANDO M, worth $1.19M on Friday, March 2.

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