The price of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) over the past year has increased 14.06% while the S&P 500 has increased 18.38%. During the past 20 days, KSS has increased 25.79% while the broad market has increased 2.67%. KSS ‘s 20-day moving average currently sits below its 100-day moving average. This is a bearish signal that suggests the stock price might have farther to fall. KSS’s average trading volume during the past 20 days is lower than the average volume over the past 100 days, which could be an indication that investors are feeling less certain than usual about the direction of KSS’s future price movements.

Recent trading patterns in the stock of Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) have investors on high alert. Analysts often look at historical trading patterns to predict a stock’s future performance. In the case of KSS, the data might be telling investors a thing or two about where the stock is headed. In the most recent quarter, institutional ownership increased by a net of 2.39 million shares, or 1.29%.This is a bullish sign and indicates that institutions are feeling more optimistic about the outlook for KSS overall.233 holders increased their positions, 277 decreased their positions, and 72 holders held their positions.

Among institutions that increased their positions, 68 were new positions. Among holders that decreased their positions, 55 sold out of the stock Kohl’s Corporation. Insider ownership during the latest quarter decreased by a net of 8084 shares, indicating that KSS’s key executives are feeling more bearish about the stock than they did three months ago. 16 or 88.89% of the trades during the past quarter were buys, and 2 or 11.11% were sells. Insider ownership during the last year has increased by a net of 425366 shares. 75% of insider trades in the last 12 months were buys, and 25% were sells.

Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) has a 20-day RSI of 77.08%. According to this momentum indicator, a reading above 70 suggests the stock is entering overbought territory and that the recent uptrend may be about to reverse. The MACD tells a similair story. KSS’s 9-day MACD currently sits below the 20-day MACD, indicating that KSS’s upside momentum has decreased during the last three weeks. This suggests that the trend might soon reverse. KSS’s average trading volatility during the past few weeks is 15.25% higher than the average volatility over the past 100 days. This means that the stock’s daily price swings have been more extreme in recent times compared to the past.

Analysts expect Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) to generate earnings per share of $3.75 in 2017. This works out to a decrease of -0.27% compared to last year’s earnings. For comparison’s sake, analysts expect the S&P 500 to grow earnings by an average of 12% in 2017. The average investment rating for KSS on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong sell and 5 being a strong buy) is a 3.43 or a Hold. Three months ago, analysts assigned KSS a 3.29 rating, which implies that analysts have become more optimistic about the outlook for the stock over the next year.