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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 12120.19. Since its IPO date on the 2/5/1992, Macy’s, Inc., M performance year to date is 14.72%. Today Macy’s, Inc., M has gained 1.89%, with a current price of 40.1.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 42.90%. Return of assets are at 3.80%, 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 1.65. While Total debt/equity is 1.89. With a profit margin of 3.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 39.10%, and operating margin of 6.00%. Macy’s, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year Macy’s, Inc., M has seen a EPS growth of -23.70%. A performance for the year of -31.13%. The 52-week high is -30.92%, and the 52-week low is 35.46%. The average volume for Macy’s, Inc., M is 3737645.

With a target price of 42.11, 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 15.8 and a forward P/E of 11.35. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.36. Macy’s, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.46 and 3.01 respectively. For P/cash, Macy’s, Inc. has a value of 12.12, while it is 18.85 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 40.1, Macy’s, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.84%. We see a return on equity of 19.20%.

Looking more long-term Macy’s, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 3.15% 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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