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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M)?

The company in question is,¬†Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M)¬†currently with a stock price of 35.34 (-0.42% today). The market cap for Macy’s, Inc. is 10992.32, and is in the sector Services, and Department Stores industry. The target price for Macy’s, Inc. is 38.6. Currently Macy’s, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 11.48, and a forward P/E of 10.55. Average volume for Macy’s, Inc. is 7192.12 and so far today it is 1515398.

Performance in the last year for Macy’s, Inc. has been -48.87%. For EPS growth, Macy’s, Inc. has seen a growth of -23.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 3.28%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 10.20% over the last five years and could be 7.61% for the next five years. Macy’s, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -7.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -33.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.57%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -9.16%.

Since the IPO date for Macy’s, Inc. on the 2/5/1992, Macy’s, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 3.47%. With Macy’s, Inc. trading at 35.34, the dividend yield is 4.25%, and the EPS is 3.09.

So could Macy’s, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 11.48. The PEG is 1.51, P/S is 0.41 and the P/B is at 2.66. The P/cash is 14.98, with P/free cash flow at 29.

Macy’s, Inc.¬†ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.4, and the quick ratio is 0.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.69, and total debt/equity at 1.84.

In terms of margins, Macy’s, Inc. has a gross margin of 39.10%, an operating margin of 7.20% and a profit margin of 3.70%.Payout ratio for Macy’s, Inc. is 46.60%. Return on assets come to 4.80% with return on investment coming to 12.00%.

Insider ownership for Macy’s, Inc., is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 87.30%. Outstanding shares are at 309.73. While shares float is 307.34. The float short is currently 3.08%, and short ratio is 1.32.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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