Kohl's solid quarter makes shares look compelling
Nov 16th 2009 5:50PM
Updated Dec 4th 2009 4:50PM
Kohl's has a history of getting that value-versus-style proposition just right -- something that bodes well for the stock as frugal consumers become increasingly careful with their discretionary dollars. Indeed, the company appears to be eating some of its competitors' lunches.
"Kohl's continues to gain market share at a strong clip relative to many department stores and specialty retailers, and the company is seeing sales-trend improvement across categories and geographies," writes Mark Miller, an analyst with William Blair & Co., in a note to clients.
The stock currently trades at about a 10% discount to the S&P 500 ($INX) and a 5% discount to its own five-year average, according to Thomson Reuters. That's not a screaming bargain, but it still makes shares rather compelling at these levels. Meanwhile, analysts average price target stands at $65.71, putting the implied upside at 17% in the next 12 months or so.