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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Macy’s, Inc., M

Macy’s, Inc., M is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Department Stores in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Macy’s, Inc., M  has a market cap of 13106.89. Since its IPO date on the 2/5/1992, Macy’s, Inc., M performance year to date is 25.20%. Today Macy’s, Inc., M has gained -0.35%, with a current price of 42.34.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 97.20%. Return of assets are at 3.40%, with return on investment at 12.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Macy’s, Inc., M is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.73. While Total debt/equity is 1.98. With a profit margin of 2.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 39.10%, and operating margin of 5.50%. Macy’s, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is 0.2.

For the last year Macy’s, Inc., M has seen a EPS growth of -23.70%. A performance for the year of 13.14%. The 52-week high is -6.76%, and the 52-week low is 44.58%. The average volume for Macy’s, Inc., M is 1313615.

With a target price of 42.15, can Macy’s, Inc., M reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Macy’s, Inc., M. Macy’s, Inc. has a P/E of 19.43 and a forward P/E of 11.91. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.62. Macy’s, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.5 and 3.46 respectively. For P/cash, Macy’s, Inc. has a value of 28.68, while it is 21.7 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 42.34, Macy’s, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.55%. We see a return on equity of 17.00%.

Looking more long-term Macy’s, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 12.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.58% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -23.70% for this year and for the last five years a 10.20% growth has been seen.

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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