$1.45 EPS Expected for Kohl's (KSS); Sessa Capital Im LP Has Cut Citizens Finl Group (CFG) Holding By $8.24 Million

February 15, 2018 - By William Brooks

Sessa Capital Im Lp decreased Citizens Finl Group Inc (CFG) stake by 42.6% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Sessa Capital Im Lp sold 222,682 shares as Citizens Finl Group Inc (CFG)’s stock declined 8.64%. The Sessa Capital Im Lp holds 300,000 shares with $11.36M value, down from 522,682 last quarter. Citizens Finl Group Inc now has $22.56 billion valuation. The stock increased 3.29% or $1.46 during the last trading session, reaching $45.85. About 6.31 million shares traded or 31.45% up from the average. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 50.96% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.26% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) to report $1.45 EPS on February, 22.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 0.69% from last quarter’s $1.44 EPS. KSS’s profit would be $243.61M giving it 11.13 P/E if the $1.45 EPS is correct. After having $0.70 EPS previously, Kohl's Corporation’s analysts see 107.14% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.66% or $1.67 during the last trading session, reaching $64.57. About 3.25 million shares traded. Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) has risen 7.16% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.54% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.86 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 46 investors sold Kohl's Corporation shares while 169 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 129 raised stakes. 175.28 million shares or 0.56% less from 176.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Pitcairn Company has invested 0.07% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Mufg Americas Holdings holds 0% or 500 shares in its portfolio. James Inv Rech Incorporated reported 0.07% of its portfolio in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Affinity Invest Advsr Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.2% or 37,884 shares. Bank & Trust Of Hawaii reported 10,077 shares. Eqis Capital Inc reported 6,082 shares. City Hldgs stated it has 23,165 shares or 0.35% of all its holdings. 17.37M are held by Vanguard Group. Brandywine Glob Mgmt Lc has invested 0.02% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Deutsche Bancorporation Ag holds 890,822 shares. Tocqueville Asset Management Lp holds 0% of its portfolio in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) for 9,375 shares. The North Carolina-based Atria Investments Ltd Liability has invested 0.02% in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS). Advsr Asset has 0.21% invested in Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) for 277,564 shares. 161,700 are owned by Tudor Invest Et Al. Alpha Windward Lc holds 0.36% or 12,836 shares in its portfolio.

Among 29 analysts covering Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS), 13 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Kohl’s Corporation had 97 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. M Partners downgraded Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) rating on Thursday, February 4. M Partners has “Neutral” rating and $47 target. M Partners maintained Kohl's Corporation (NYSE:KSS) on Friday, August 14 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, October 30. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 5 with “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, January 19 with “Buy”. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of KSS in report on Friday, August 12 with “Outperform” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by Jefferies. As per Friday, May 12, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 9 by Guggenheim. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Thursday, August 10.

Kohl's Corporation operates department stores in the United States. The company has market cap of $10.85 billion. It offers private label, exclusive, and national brand apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, and home products to children, men, and women customers. It has a 17.04 P/E ratio. The firm also sells its products online through Website Kohls.com.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 50 investors sold CFG shares while 178 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 175 raised stakes. 468.84 million shares or 1.38% less from 475.38 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Alliancebernstein LP reported 0.03% stake. Stifel Financial Corporation holds 0.02% or 182,670 shares in its portfolio. Olstein Capital LP stated it has 331,030 shares or 1.62% of all its holdings. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has 86,944 shares. Hartford holds 112,983 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Ajo Lp holds 0.91% or 5.51 million shares. Pension reported 495,284 shares stake. Employees Retirement System Of Texas reported 548,000 shares stake. Moreover, Thornburg Invest Mgmt has 0.14% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 508,077 shares. Alpine Woods Cap Invsts Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.9% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 464,000 shares. Credit Agricole S A accumulated 235,422 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Sys reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Mutual Of America Management Limited Co holds 60,314 shares. Goldman Sachs Grp has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Lenox Wealth Management Inc has invested 0% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG).

Sessa Capital Im Lp increased Versum Matls Inc stake by 75,000 shares to 1.37M valued at $53.37M in 2017Q3. It also upped Vectrus Inc stake by 47,091 shares and now owns 247,091 shares. Powershares Qqq Trust (Put) (QQQ) was raised too.

Among 26 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 82 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Sunday, October 22. The rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray to “Overweight” on Friday, April 21. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of CFG in report on Friday, January 19 with “Buy” rating. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, September 30 by UBS. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, November 8. The company was maintained on Monday, June 6 by Citigroup. Oppenheimer maintained Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) rating on Tuesday, January 5. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $30.0 target. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has “Buy” rating given on Sunday, September 17 by Piper Jaffray. UBS maintained the shares of CFG in report on Monday, October 24 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 12.

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