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Fly News Breaks for August 15, 2019
Aug 15, 2019 | 07:26 EDT
Wedbush analyst Jen Redding lowered her price target for Kohl's (KSS) to $48 from $58 as she is cautious on shares into Q2 EPS. Her Search model forecasts directional downside to consensus estimates - a continuation of the lackluster performance posted in Q1 with soft home sales and slow comps. Despite Kohl's' lead in search interest trends among peers, department stores meaningfully trailed Off-Price and Specialty Retail, as demonstrated by disappointing Q2 results from Macy's (M), Redding contends. Although her data shows improving monthly comp trends for the quarter, the analyst sees some risk that improvement in business trends in June and July may not be enough to offset weakness in May, given unfavorable weather impact on Apparel. She reiterates a Neutral rating on Kohl's shares.