Score: Positive (90)
1 day at current score.
Upgraded from Neutral on September 17th 2018
- This company ranked positively in 3 out of 4 IHS Markit Categories and also compared to the Consumer Services sector
- Perception of the company's creditworthiness is positive
- ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows
- Bearish sentiment is moderate and declining
- Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate
Short interest | Positive
Short interest is moderate for KSS with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. However, this was an improvement in sentiment as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices reduced their short positions on September 13.
ETF/Index ownership | Positive
ETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding KSS are favorable, with net inflows of $10.24 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing.
PMI by IHS Markit | Negative
According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is very weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, and has continued to ease. However, the rate of expansion may accelerate in the coming months.
Credit default swap | Positive
The current level displays a positive indicator. KSS credit default swap spreads are decreasing and near the lowest level of the last three years, which indicates improvement in the market's perception of the company's credit worthiness.
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