The shares of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) and Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) were among the active stocks of the last trading sessions. Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) soared to 1.31% closing at the price of $80.24 whereas the shares of Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) soared 1.35% with the increase of 0.05 points closing at the price of $3.75. Kohl’s Corporation has currently increase 30.71% in its stock over the period of 6-months while its rival Halcon Resources Corporation subtracted -26.04% in the previous 6-months.
Now we have to analyze the facts that if the stocks were worthy off investors’ money? The facts to analyze here are risks, profitability, returns and price trends.
Returns and Profitability
Profitability and returns are the main reason of investment, the investors are looking for profits that they get and return they should expect over the period of time.
The first and foremost return that is considered while making an investment is the ROI or Return on Investment. The ROI is the ratio between the profit against the cost of investment. Currently the ROI of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) is 10.3% while the ROI of Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) is 59.8%. Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, KSS’s EBITDA Margin is 6.09 whereas HK’s is -509.14.
Both the profitability ratios suggest a mixed sentiment for Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) and Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK).
EPS & Surprise Factor
Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) reported $1.76/share EPS for the previous quarter where analysts were predicting an EPS to be $1.64/share Thus beating the analyst Estimates with a Surprise Factor of 7.3 Percent. While, Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) reported EPS of $0.15/share in the last quarter. The analysts projected EPS of $-0.05/share depicting a Surprise of 400 Percent.
Taking a look at Earnings per Share, Halcon Resources Corporation tends to be beating the analyst estimates more than Kohl’s Corporation. so HK is more profitable than KSS.
Technical Analysis of Kohl’s Corporation & Halcon Resources Corporation
Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend While Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) is on PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the Kohl’s Corporation was in BULLISH territory and Halcon Resources Corporation was in BULLISH territory.
KSS’s current statistics gauge that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. While HK’s candle is BULLISH with HIGH.
EPS Growth Rate: KSS’s 11.09% versus HK’s 0%
Another shareholder value can be analyzed through the EPS growth rate; the next 5 years EPS growth rate is predicted by the analysts after the analyzing the previous trends. The next 5 year EPS growth rate of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) is predicted at 11.09% while Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) stands at 0%. These numbers suggest that KSS is more suitable investment in terms of EPS growth rate.
Financial Risk and Liquidity Concerns
The current ratio and the debt ratio are the two ratios that show the investor how quickly the company is able to payout its debt and how quickly it can cover its obligations. The current ratio of KSS stands at 1.8 while HK is at 0.9 whereas the debt ratio of the prior is 0.72 while the debt ratio of the later is 0.
The values of the both ratios suggest that KSS is more suitable investment when the liquidity and risk is the main concern.
While making an investment, another main factor to consider before investing is the analyst recommendation on the scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is strong buy, 2 is buy, 3 is hold, 4 is Sell and 5 is strong sell. Analyst recommend 2.5 for KSS and 2.3 for HK which means KSS has Hold rating whereas HK has Hold rating.
Another recommendation of analyst that is to be considered worthy is the price target. The mare price or price trend does not suggest the suitability of a stock. The price target set by analyst is also to be considered while investing as it suggests to what extent the stock will rise or fall in the near future. The price target set for KSS is $82.06 which is 2.22% of its current price while HK has price target of 8.58 which is 56.29% of its current price.
Valuation is the process of determining the company’s worth for an investor, the valuation ratios give an insight to that worthiness.
KSS currently has price to earning P/E ratio of 16.41 whereas HK has 0.95 while the forward P/E ratio for the prior stands at 13.81 and for the later it depicts the value of 15.56.
The price to Book P/B for KSS is 2.41, Price to Sale is at 0.67 and for HK these ratios stand at 0.53 and 2.71.