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Is Macy’s, Inc.(NYSE: M), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 2/5/1992. Macy’s, Inc. is in the Department Stores industry and Services sector. Average volume for Macy’s, Inc., is 7494.62, and so far today it has a volume of 6771000. Performance year to date since the 2/5/1992 is 5.95%.

To help you determine whether Macy’s, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 14.59 and forward P/E is 10.48. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Macy’s, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.26. P/S ratio is 0.43 and the P/B ratio is 2.78. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 11.41 and 17.74 respectively.

At the current price Macy’s, Inc. is trading at, 36.34 (0.44% today), Macy’s, Inc. has a dividend yield of 4.16%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 42.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.49, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.15% after growing -23.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -94.40%, and -3.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 313.91, and the number of shares float is 307.23. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 86.70%. The float short is 3.77%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.55. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.80%, and also a return on investment of 12.00%.

The ability for Macy’s, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.3, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.65 and total debt/equity is 1.89. In terms of margins, Macy’s, Inc. has a gross margin of 39.10%, with its operating margin at 6.00%, and Macy’s, Inc. has a profit margin of 3.00%.

The 52 week high is -37.39%, with 22.77% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.33% and the 200 day simple moving average is -2.84%.

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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